08 Feb - 
White wants to see McGregor return in summer

Dana White would like to see Conor McGregor return to the UFC this summer, possibly against Donald Cerrone.

Now that Conor McGregor is cleared to fight for April, UFC president Dana White would like to see the former featherweight and lightweight champion return to the Octagon as early as summer.

As far as an opponent goes, White would like to see McGregor lock horns with fan favorite Donald Cerrone, who has bantered back-and-forth with ‘The Notorious’ over the last few weeks on social media.

According to White, both fighters have ‘earned’ the match-up.

“Those two want to fight each other, they’ve both earned it,” White told MMAjunkie following the UFC 234 pre-fight press conference in Australia. “‘Cowboy’s’ fought anybody we’ve ever put against him. We throw this young killer Hernandez at him, ‘Cowboy’s’ the underdog and he goes in and does it the way he did it, then Conor’s fought everybody.

“If these two want to fight, I’m down.”

Although McGregor has expressed interest in a fight against ‘Cowboy’, ‘The Notorious’ has also teased of a rematch against Jose Aldo in Brazil, which could prove to be the more enticing bout.

McGregor hasn’t fought since his championship loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, where ‘The Eagle’ submitted McGregor with a neck crank in the fourth round. Following the post-fight brawl, both men were fined and suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

McGregor was fined $50,000 and suspended for six months, while Nurmagomedov, who instigated the brawl, received a massive $500,000 fine and nine-month suspension.