Conor McGregor last headlined a show in January, and Dana White does not expect to see him back this year.
"This year, he is retired," White said on the My Mom's Basement podcast (via Marc Raimondi of ESPN). "He doesn't have a fight this year, and he won't have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020... I guarantee he will not fight in 2020."
"The Notorious" one has retired multiple times from combat sports but he always returned, whether it be in the UFC or against Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. White, who is focused on active fighters, believes McGregor will eventually compete again.
"I'm not focused on anything with anybody who's not fighting," White said. "Conor McGregor is retired. Do we all believe he'll stay retired? I think most of us don't believe he'll remain retired."
There is some hope that McGregor will fight again. He recently tweeted, “I accept” to a challenge laid out on Twitter by surging welterweight Khamzat Chimaev.