Conor McGregor seems ready to jump back into the Octagon, or something close to it.
“The Notorious” replied to an old tweet of his from several years ago before signing with the UFC. He was urging UFC President Dana White to sign him to a contract. McGregor said he’s preparing to write the “sequel” to that story:
“Just about to get the sequel started…”
McGregor’s last Octagon appearance occurred in October. He was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov in the fourth round at UFC 229. After the fight, both teams were involved in a post-fight brawl. For his involvement, the Irishman was given a six-month ban and $50,000 fine. He will be eligible to return to action in early April.
“Notorious” has been linked to rumors of a fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for his return. Talk picked up after Cerrone’s knockout win over Alexander Hernandez last month in Brooklyn. “Cowboy” called McGregor out in his post-fight interview, and McGregor accepted the challenge on Twitter.
UFC President Dana White confirmed Cerrone is the frontrunner to fight McGregor next. Perhaps McGregor is alluding to recent rumors that the fight is nearly a done deal.