Dana White is unsure about the future of Conor McGregor in the octagon. While White is sure that he will definitely return to the UFC with a burning desire to win it all, it’s just a matter of when that is.

McGregor holds an impressive record of 22-6 MMA & 10-4 UFC. As he recovers from a leg injury he received while fighting against Dustin Poirier in July, The Notorious One is waiting for a chance to face more opponents soon.

UFC president Dana White appeared on the latest episode of “The Jim Rome Podcast.” He gave his estimate of when McGregor will be back, while giving an account of how he currently feels.

He’s chomping at the bit to get back in there and compete again. It’s going to be a while before he can put some torque on that leg. April. For him to start training again in April is probably about right.

McGregor recently claimed that upon his return, he wants the UFC title shot. He even dropped the name of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman as a potential option. White talked about how that might factor into The Irishman’s return.

I don’t know (how badly he wants it). He obviously still has the desire to compete. You don’t ever hear Conor going, ‘You know what, man? I just don’t have the desire for this anymore.’ You now what I mean? He’s obviously very rich, and he’s training like Rocky in ‘Rocky III,’ but he still has the desire to compete and the desire to fight, and we’ll see what happens.

The UFC superstar is expected to reach the stability to safely spar in April. As he is one of the most popular UFC fighters ever, a lot banks on him making a return to the octagon. When he returns, he’d be in coming to reclaim his glory after the loss to Poirier.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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