Conor McGregor still wants to make his UFC return in Dublin on December 14, according to Dana White.
McGregor recently teased the idea of a comeback fight in his home city by tweeting “Dublin, December 14” – but UFC president White dismissed the idea, pointing out there is to be a show in Las Vegas on that date .
However, White has now been quoted saying that he received a text message from ‘The Notorious’ saying he still wants a December 14 match-up.
White shared a text message he received from McGregor while addressing a potential fight between Justin Gaethje and McGregor.
“No,” said White when asked if Gaethje is who McGregor wants to fight next, according to the Express . “But I hit Conor up and asked him what he wants. And he hit me back with December 14 in Dublin.”
Last month, White was asked in a Twitter Q&A session when McGregor was going to return to the octagon, and said: “I’m sure you saw his tweet. Conor wants to fight on December 14 in Dublin, but we have a fight in Vegas.
“So if he doesn’t fight on that card, he will fight early next year.”
McGregor has not fought since losing in a fourth-round submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.
There had also been speculation the McGregor’s ‘December 14’ tweet might have referred to an imminent family announcement, with fans on social media saying they thought his partner Dee Devlin might be pregnant, according to the Irish Mirror .
Meanwhile, McGregor’s teammate Makwan Amirkhani said the Irishman could make his comeback in the first two months of 2020.
“He’s been in the gym and he’s been working by himself a lot and I think he’s building himself up,” he told MMA Junkie.
“I believe in the beginning of next year, that’s the time that Conor will step up – January or February.”