Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor shocked the MMA world last month by announcing his retirement from professional MMA competition.
UFC President Dana White, when asked about McGregor’s retirement, admits that he doesn’t believe the fighter has truly retired.
“No,” White said in an interview featured on UFC.com. “I think that there’s some things that Conor wants and I think that Conor wants to get together face to face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks and we’ll get this thing figured out.”
McGregor has been dealing with some other issues outside of the Octagon, including a sexual assault accusation that has recently been levied against him. The former fighter is also serving a suspension for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, which ends later this month.
Whether McGregor returns or not, one thing he knows is that the UFC will continue to exist.
“The UFC is gonna be here long after Conor McGregor, long after Dana White, and anybody else,” White said.
If McGregor has indeed retired from professional MMA competition, it would mean that a fourth round submission loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 would mark his final professional MMA bout.