The UFC just held UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Northern Ireland that saw countrymen Artem Lobov and Charlie Ward step into the octagon. While an exact date for the promotion’s next trip to Ireland has yet to be determined, current UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor may be on that card.
“We’re working through all the different possibilities with Conor,” said James Elliott to Sherdog. Elliot is the UFC vice president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “There’s a number of things up in the air at the moment. I know it’s something that we’ve made no secret about the fact that we’d love to get it done. He’s gone on to such success that it’s something he’s keen to try and get done as well. It’s very, very complicated to try and bring him back, particularly to Dublin,” Elliott said. “But it’s something we’ll always try and figure out the best way to get it done that we can. We’re working on it.”
McGregor’s only UFC fight in Ireland took place at UFC Fight Night 46 in January 2014, he defeated Diego Brandao by first round TKO. McGregor is not rushing back to the octagon anytime soon due to the birth of his first child, he’s not expected to compete again until May 2017.