Dana White reveals exactly when Conor McGregor will be back in his UFC plans

The last time we saw Conor McGregor in the Octagon was at UFC 205 where he won the lightweight championship after defeating Eddie Alvarez.

McGregor made history that night by becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously after he had already held the featherweight title.

And, after beating Alvarez, McGregor announced he was taking time out of the sport to look after his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, who is expecting their first child.
McGregor didn’t announce the exact timeframe of his break from UFC, and has since gained an official boxing license with speculation linking him with a fight with Floyd Mayweather in the ring.

And now, with days remaining until UFC 207, UFC president Dana White is having to deal with several questions regarding McGregor’s future in the sport.

And White has admitted that the last time he spoke to the Irishman, he admitted he would not be returning for another 10 months and that McGregor isn’t in his UFC plans for exactly that long.

"The last conversation that Conor and I had, he was taking 10 months off," White said.

"So everybody keeps talking – I'm not even thinking about Conor. Conor is not in my plans for the next 10 months. At all. Listen, we run a business. We make fights. I know who's available. I know who's not available.
"Conor told me, 'I'm not available for 10 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's pregnant.' I love it. I respect it. I get it. Do your thing, buddy."

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If McGregor doesn't come back for another 10 months, it would mean that he would be out of UFC for almost one whole year – if he does eventually return.

While McGregor is considered the king of UFC, the queen is making her long-awaited return to the sport on Friday.

Ronda Rousey’s last fight was in November 2015, when she lost to Holly Holm and will take on Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.

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It will certainly be interesting to see if Rousey can return with a win after such a long time out, something McGregor will be desperate to do when he eventually steps back into the Octagon.