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McGregor hints at blockbuster UFC return


Sept. 16, 2019

Conor McGregor hasn’t stepped foot inside the Octagon since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 7, 2018.
The Irishman announced his retirement from the MMA in March, but in recent months he has ramped up the trash talk as a return to the Octagon loomed.
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Now we may just have a date for the former champ’s return with the man known as “The Notorious” sending out a cryptic tweet.
If it’s indeed the date he’s going to be returning to fight, his loyal fans are in for a real treat with McGregor simply posting: Dublin, December 14th.
A UFC payperview card is already set for December 15 (AEST) with the fights taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Now his fans have been put on red alert as they await official confirmation from the promotion’s president Dana White of his next showdown.
2015 was the last time UFC held a pay-per-view in Dublin.
But McGregor has been vocal on several occasions of his desire to battle in his own backyard again.
His last eight fights have all come on American soil, dating back to 2014.
UFC vice-president James Elliot revealed in 2016 that McGregor had asked him for a fight in Ireland.
“Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium are two places that we’ve looked at, we’ve made no secret about that,” he said.
“Conor (McGregor) has certainly made no secret about the fact that he wants to fight in Dublin.
“It’s something that’s on the agenda.”
McGregor’s tweet was posted just days after Justin Gaethje, a potential opponent, delivered a first round KO to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone .
And afterwards the 30-year-old declared he would “love to” go one-on-one with McGregor.
“I want to f*** him up,” Gaethje said.
“Far as I know, he’s retired.
“He’s in the rankings, so he either fights or he gets out.
“I absolutely would love to fight him.”
McGregor has also publicly asked for a rematch against Nurmagomedov after the champ’s victory over Dustin Poirier nine days ago.
He even offered to travel to Moscow to battle the Dagestani-Russian.
But he looks to have been snubbed by his foe who confirmed he had no interest in taking on McGregor again until he had earned another shot.
Meanwhile Poirier has dropped a hint that he could be the man to challenge McGregor.
The American, defeated by ‘Notorious’ via a vicious first round KO at UFC 178 in 2014, responded to a fan on Twitter who asked whether he would be fighting in December with a Christmas emoji.
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