McGregor set to return to UFC competition

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Guess what, like I said, let's handle [Brian] Ortega and after Ortega, we can fight him in June.

Frankie Edgars camp have responded to Conor McGregors claims he offered to fight the New jersey native next month at UFC 222.

But the Dublin native suggests he is ready to return: "Taking out the final featherweight, without all of the rest of the stuff that comes with this game".

McGregor wrote on Thursday he will definitely fight again. On top of the fighting. That's amusing. As soon as Max Holloway got hurt, Mark Henry, Frankie's coach, he told me to reach out to the UFC and ask if Conor could step in and I did call the UFC and they said, 'Dude, we can't even get him to fight in his own weight class. Because I am here.

Obviously, McGregor is still awaiting his return to action later this year with hopes that he will face the victor of the UFC 223 main event between Nurmagomedov and interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson on April 7. "That fight is for the title". That's Frankie. You know, the whole thing is, he copied everything Floyd Mayweather does.

The 29-year-old has not competed in the UFC since November 2016 as he took time out from MMA to become a father and then face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. There were some reports that McGregor could return to the octagon to face either Max Holloway or old foe Nate Diaz.

McGregor hasn't defended the title that he won back at UFC 2015 more than a year ago.

Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, will be stripped of his title in the coming weeks, according to UFC President Dana White.

"Conor understands", White told TMZ Sports about the decision to strip him of the lightweight title.

Shortly before McGregor announced that he wanted to fight next week, it was reported that the lightweight champion is looking to get back in the octagon.

It's not surprising that White has finally come out and said McGregor will have his title taken from him, though it's been like pulling teeth trying to get White to actually come out and say it.