Just a week after UFC President, Dana White questioned if UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor would ever return to fight again, McGregor assured he would. McGregor stated through his Mac Life.
“My focus is getting back into the right ring or Octagon. 2017 was historic. I have transcended both the sport of MMA and boxing,” McGregor told his sponsor Betsafe (via The Mac Life). “At this stage of my career, as it has been for the majority of my UFC career, potential opponents must lobby for fights with me. We could see Conor McGregor anywhere. I run the fight game, the fashion game, the whiskey game, or whatever the next business endeavor might be.”
“I have every intention of fighting in 2018 if my compensation and business development endeavors accurately reflect my influence on combat sports.”
McGregor has not fought since UFC 205 in November of 2016 when he beat Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. He fought against Floyd Mayweather Jr in a boxing match this past August.
If McGregor returns to the UFC he has a bunch of options. A unification fight against Tony Ferguson, a trilogy fight with rival Nate Diaz, or super fights with Tyron Woodley, Max Holloway, or Georges St. Pierre. He has also been challenged to boxing matches against Paulie Malignaggi, Oscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao.