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Dana White On Conor McGregor's UFC Return:"I See Him Fighting This Summer"

Dana White On Conor McGregor's UFC Return:"I See Him Fighting This Summer"

Dana White will finally sit down with Conor McGregor to talk about his anticipated UFC return.

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The former 'champ-champ' hasn't fought inside the famed Octagon since his devastating loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

Following his submission defeat to Nurmagomedov, NSAC slapped McGregor with a six-month suspension but the Irishman is free to compete after serving his ban.

Image: PA
Image: PA

And it appears the UFC president is eyeing him up for a summer return.

The 'Baldfather' is set to meet with McGregor to discuss his next fight.

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"He and I are getting together very soon, within the next week, and we're going to figure out what's next for him," he said. "I see him fighting this summer."

There's a bunch of names linked with McGregor. From Anthony Pettis to Tony Ferguson not to mention Donald Cerrone, who recorded his 36th professional MMA victory over the weekend. He out-pointed Al Iaquinta in a barn burner.

White believes McGregor vs. Cerrone makes the most sense

"The Cerrone fight makes sense," he added.

"There's a couple different options out there for him. He was talking about the Cerrone fight at one point. I don't really know but that fight makes sense."

Cerrone's riding an impressive three-fight win streak following his defeat to Leon Edwards back in June 2018.

He's beaten Mike Perry, Alexander Hernandez and Iaquinta.

McGregor, on the other hand, will be looking to get back on the win column as he angles for a rematch with Nurmagomedov.

McGregor vs. Cerrone could land on UFC's 'International Fight Week' in July or UFC 241 in August which is headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic.

But there's also UFC 240 which needs a headliner.

McGregor vs. Cerrone to top UFC 240 in the summer? Watch this space.

Topics: Donald Cerrone, McGregor News, Conor Mcgregor, Khabib, UFC News, Nurmagomedov, Fight News, MMA, Dana White

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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