Dana White: Conor McGregor ready to return to fighting

UFC president Dana White has said in an interview that Conor McGregor is “ready to go” for a UFC fight. According to him, the Irish Mixed Martial Artist is looking to make his comeback on the fight island.

UFC has faced a huge setback due to the COVID-19 crisis, bringing the sports to a standstill. However, the MMA is set to return this weekend when Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will headline UFC 249 from Florida.

- Advertisement -

The main event of the UFC 249 previously featured the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was later replaced due to the travel restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19. Due to these travel restrictions, White has been working on the construction of a private island where he can stage international bouts. UFC 249 was originally set to be held on April 18 but was later rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In his interview, Dana stated the featherweight and lightweight champion who won his last fight in January is Itching to return to the octagon. However, White was reluctant to host a McGregor fight without involving fans in it.

“Conor’s been ready to fight for a while. He’s in shape. He’s ready to go. First of all, ‘Fight Island’ is going to be very important in any of these fights that are happening with people from outside the country. He and I were texting. He’s asking me what date can I fight on ‘Fight Island’ and will there be fans. Conor’s asking me, Conor wants to fight. It kills me to do a fight with Conor without fans. Kills me. This guy’s doing almost $20million gates,” White told CBS Sports Network’s The Jim Rome Show.

Upcoming UFC events were also rescheduled, UFC 251 in Perth has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, the event was scheduled for June 6. Previously the UFC has postponed the UFC 250 in Sao Paulo as well as events in Nebraska, Oklahoma City, and San Diego.

- Advertisement -

Do you want to publish on Apple News, Google News, and more? Join our writing community, improve your writing skills, and be read by hundreds of thousands around the world!

Source: Sportingnews

Related Stories

Conor McGregor arrested for alleged sexual assault in France

MMA fighter Conor McGregor has again found himself on the wrong side of the law. However, this...

Venus: 10 shocking facts about our nearest planet you never knew

1. A day on Venus is longer than its year. It takes 243 Earth...

Featured Stories

Venus: 10 shocking facts about our nearest planet you never knew

1. A day on Venus is longer than its year. It takes 243 Earth...

How to deal with COVID-19? A Zumba® Ambassador reveals the secret!

Keeping our mental and physical health in this difficult time has been, and it still is a...

Search for alien life among 10 million star systems ends with no results

A search for alien life in other star systems has come up empty-handed. A recent project named...

The post-inflammatory syndrome of COVID-19 is becoming more complex in children

After contracting the COVID-19 and recovery, the body takes its own time to get to normal. Unfortunately,...

FDA authorizes Abbott’s 15-minute, $5 COVID-19 card test ‘BinaxNOW’

Abbott Laboratories’ new technology might change the game in how the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is...

The new Fitbit Sense will detect how stressed you are

In the past, Versa has been the flagship for the Fitbit company, but no more for Fitbit...

Comment Below

Conor McGregor arrested for alleged sexual assault in France

MMA fighter Conor McGregor has again found himself on the wrong side of the law. However, this...

Venus: 10 shocking facts about our nearest planet you never knew

1. A day on Venus is longer than its year. It takes 243 Earth...