There has been a lot of talk recently about Conor McGregor coming back to the UFC after suffering a horrific leg break in July. UFC president Dana White recently spoke out and gave an update on a possible return this year.

UFC President Dana White spoke to Chisanga Malata of The Sun and gave an update on Conor McGregor. It’s clear that his priority right now is making sure the Irishman is healthy before making a return.

“I literally have nothing for him right now, he’s not ready. The whole landscape could change over the summer. We’ll see when he’s ready to fight. And when the doctor gives him 100 percent clearance we’ll start looking at possible opponents.”

UFC president Dana White didn’t just leave it like that though. Conor McGregor does have a potential timetable for his return and 2022 is still very much a possibility. It looks like it will be over a year since the Irishman fought in the cage.

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“We’re looking at early fall if everything goes right. If his leg heals right and he gets the clearance to really start training, then possibly early fall.”

It’s not clear who Conor McGregor could face when he returns to the UFC but he has made it clear he wants to face a champion next. Kamaru Usman has been talked about and Charles Oliveira was an option after he defended his title against Dustin Poirier.

It will have to be seen who the UFC and Dana White want to book for Conor McGregor next. A title fight does not seem likely so things could get very interesting come fall.