MMA: McGregor plotting UFC return

Now we finally have some clarity in the right direction, though we still don't know when McGregor will be stripped.

"He's become just like Floyd Mayweather".

"No deal to return has been inked but they are said to be not so far apart and are in talks about him doing two fights in 2018."- Meltzer stated. Because I am here.

Nurmagomedov is obviously one of the most risky ground specialists in the sport with a high level wrestling attack that would certainly come into play should he ever step into the Octagon against McGregor.

Edgar is on a two-fight win streak since dropping an interim 145-pound title fight to Aldo at UFC 200.

McGregor and Mayweather have already fought once, of course. This would see Diaz fight (and beat) Tyron Woodley and McGregor take on the victor of Ferguson-Khabib before resuming their hostilities in the Octagon.

A trilogy fight against Nate Diaz is also a possibility. The UFC has flirted with the idea of stripping him of a second title but has thus far refused to commit. That was his tenth straight victory in the division. Holloway pulled out of the fight because of a leg injury, and the UFC made the decision to replace him against Edgar with Brian Ortega, who is unbeaten in 13 career fights.

A blockbuster clash against the all-conquering Dagestani now looks more likely than ever.

Chris Taylor of, first reported that the fight would be for the undisputed title back in January. McGregor himself has always been quick to pour water on Nurmagomedov's claims that he's ready for a title shot. To the UFC boss, the fight is possible, but it won't happen in the boxing ring again. He hasn't fought in the UFC since November 2016 and hasn't fought as a featherweight since November 2015.

Then you have to think about McGregor's chase for history and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley's desire for a superfight.

"Is he upset? No, Conor understands", White said. But Ali Abdel-Aziz wasn't done, he got on TMZ Sports and went off over McGregor in a rant that's been building up for over three years.