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UFC 245 Will NOT Be When Conor McGregor Returns!

Conor McGregor’s return has been highly anticipated to take place later this year. McGregor has even been teasing that he would be doing something on December the 14th, which is when UFC 245 takes place. However, it appears that his cryptic tweet is not about a UFC return!

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Let us take a closer look at McGregor’s return as well as UFC’s plans for the UFC 245 PPV!

McGregor Will Be Back Soon; But Not at UFC 245

McGregor has been teasing a comeback for quite some time now! He teased a retirement, then returned from that retirement, then started calling out people over Twitter and even made some racist tweets that were later pulled down! McGregor has been challenging many UFC Lightweight fighters over Twitter – but who will he face when he returns? Will it be Dustin Poirier? Most likely!

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However, it doesn’t seem that McGregor will be back by UFC 245. A Featherweight division title fight was announced between Champion Max Holloway vs Challenger Alexander Volkanovski for the December PPV. While it has not been confirmed if this will be the main event of the show, there’s also a chance that Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson happens at the show!

McGregor’s First Opponent Back: McGregor vs Poirier II?

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Upon his return, there are two major candidates looking forward to face Conor McGregor – he is most likely to face Dustin Poirier for the second time in his career. The other challenger that awaits McGregor is Justin Gaethje who has been making quite a name for himself in the lightweight division! It will be interesting to see if Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier II indeed happens when McGregor returns to UFC!

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Written by Kanishka

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