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29 December, 2017, 01:50 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Nov 12 2016 New York NY USA Conor Mc Gregor before fighting Eddie Alvarez in their lightweight title bout during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The only thing he hasn't done is defend the 155-pound title.

One of 2018's biggest MMA mysteries is if Conor McGregor will return to MMA and who would he fight.

"Don't count anything out on him coming over to the UFC, that anything is possible", White said on the show, noting that he didn't think the Conor McGregor and Mayweather boxing match would happen, until of course, it did this past August.

"There is no status", White told ESPN. "Because if you look at how everything played out, Conor has fought everybody". He tried not to do it, but he contractually had to let go of the 145-pound belt. "He fought everybody on his way up 145 pounds".

McGregor became the undisputed 145-pound champion with a stunning knockout of Jose Aldo in December of 2015 but never defended the title.

In October, St-Pierre told ESPN it would be "an fantastic honor" to fight McGregor (21-3), but he would not call out a smaller fighter.

"He ain't fighting Conor McGregor", White said.

St-Pierre, 36, claimed the 185-pound title by submitting Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in early November.

"It wasn't Conor's fault [dos Anjos] got hurt". UFC president Dana White, however, doesn't see that fight happening, and has serious questions about whether St. Pierre intends to ever fight again. "And after the fight, every fighter in the UFC gave him props for representing the sport".

One thing Dana White did rule out, is a fight with Nate Diaz.

It was nonetheless an indication that a comeback was soon forthcoming, with interim 155lb. champion Tony Ferguson waiting in the wings.

The Canadian star vacated the title just 31 days later, citing health reasons.

Despite the situation, the UFC executive said his recent conversations with McGregor haven't been about fighting.

"Tony Ferguson is the fight right now and is the move if [McGregor] wants to come back."
"They're both waiting, if Georges wants to come back".

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