Dana White confirms UFC’s plans for Conor McGregor in 2017

For many, it feels like the UFC has lost another star after Ronda Rousey was defeated after 48 seconds by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night.

So might say a new star was born in Nunes after she won against Rousey, but nobody can deny the draw which the American brings to the UFC. That's why she demanded a $3 million purse. Not many other fighters request that kind of amount.

Conor McGregor is the only other fighter that has asked for that much, but he is another star that is out for the time being while his girlfriend gives birth to his child. UFC President Dana White has reiterated Notorious won't be brought back anytime soon.

He said according to MMA Weekly: "The last conversation Conor and I had, he was taking ten months off. So everybody keeps talking. I'm not even thinking about Conor. Conor is not in my plans for the next ten months at all.

"Listen, we run a business where we make fights. I know who's available, I know who's not available, right? Conor told me I'm not available for ten months. We're having a baby, my girl stresses out when I fight and I don't want to put that on her while she is pregnant. I love it, I respect it, I get it. Do your thing buddy. And that's it, he's not in our plans for the next ten months."

McGregor isn't going to be involved in UFC's plans until late 2017, which leaves many to question where the star power is going to come from for UFC to sell their pay-per-views. 

Rousey recently released a statement saying she would be taking a couple of months away from MMA to determine if she will carry on or retire from the sport, so it could be a couple of testing months for the UFC without an initial star power name to draw new fans in.