McGregor told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani in June that nothing in the UFC really excited him, prompting the retirement tweet. White said he wouldn’t rule out a McGregor return in 2021. But he said not to look too much into McGregor’s cryptic “I accept” tweet last week.
White said if McGregor was weighing any kind of offer, he would have called White — and he had not. “I’m not focused on anything with anybody who’s not fighting,” White said. “Conor McGregor is retired. Do we all believe he’ll stay retired? I think most of us don’t believe he’ll remain retired.”