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Dana White has guaranteed that Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020.
In an interview with Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, the UFC president made it clear that the promotion has no plans of matching the former two-weight champion before next year.
“This year, he is retired. He doesn’t have a fight this year, and he won’t have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020,” White proclaimed.
The biggest star in MMA history retired for the third time in early June via Twitter, after previously retiring in 2016 and 2019.
“He is retired. Conor McGregor is not fighting, he is retired,” White confirmed.
However, White doesn’t necessarily believe that this is a permanent retirement.
“I’m not saying he won’t fight in 2021, but I’m telling you we don’t have a fight planned for him in 2021, but I guarantee you he will not fight in 2020.”
McGregor’s last appearance in the UFC Octagon saw the Irishman destroy Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in just 40 seconds when they fought in the main event of UFC 246 in January.