Conor McGregor Sparring And Ready To Fight, Meeting Dana Next Week
Conor McGregor has been causing more drama outside the Octagon lately, than in it. This is in part down to the six month suspension he received for his part in the UFC 229 fracas. And let’s just say some interesting decisions away from the cage.
Maybe that’s all about to change though. Despite the retirement tweet back in March, most people have been expecting the former UFC two division champion to return to the Octagon.
Between being arrested and making headlines for the wrong reasons, McGregor has regularly posted videos and photos of him training. But now it appears that the training is intensifying and we could be getting closer to a second return from retirement from the Irish man.
Yesterday, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Hans Molenkamp, posted a couple of videos of him sparring with McGregor at SBG Ireland, in Dublin. Comparing the experience to ‘juggling dynamite’.
According to TMZ Sports, one source said this of McGregor, “He’s ready to fight now. He’s in training. Everything needs to line up correctly, opponent, place and of course, money.”
While talking on the Jim Rome Show yesterday, UFC President Dana White stated that he will be meeting McGregor next week.
“He and I are getting together very soon, within the next week, and we’re going to figure out what’s next for him. I see him fighting this summer.”
And it looks like ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone may be next in line for a ‘red panty night’.
“The Cerrone fight makes sense. There’s a couple different options out there for him. He was talking about the Cerrone fight at one point. I don’t really know but that fight makes sense.”
After ‘Cowboy’s’ impressive win over Al Iaquinta last weekend at UFC Ottawa, there’s four fighters outside of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier, that need to be paired up in the UFC lightweight division. McGregor, ‘Cowboy’, Tony Ferguson (who met up with the UFC this week, you can read about that here) and Justin Gaethje.
And I would be 100% happy with whichever way those four are paired up against each other. I don’t believe there is a bad match up between the four 155 pounders.
As I’ve said in previous posts, put these two matchups on the UFC 242 card, that is almost certainly going to be headlined by Khabib vs Poirier, you’ve got the greatest ever night in the UFC lightweight division history.