"Don't count anything out on him coming over to the UFC, that anything is possible", White said on the show, noting that he didn't think the Conor McGregor and Mayweather boxing match would happen, until of course, it did this past August.
"Let's get through the holidays and hopefully he starts to get the itch to come back and hopefully we can get him back this summer", White stated.
That's a much different timeline than originally expected after White had teased that he wanted McGregor back before the end of 2017, although that date obviously isn't happening.
Ferguson just recently had elbow surgery and was expected to return sometime around March or April.
In October, St-Pierre told ESPN it would be "an wonderful honor" to fight McGregor (21-3), but he would not call out a smaller fighter.
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"He ain't fighting Conor McGregor", White said. Perhaps it's a potential partnership in launching a new boxing promotion.
"I'm interested in getting into boxing in 2018".
"He became the 155-pound champion, and his next fight was against Floyd Mayweather".
"There's two different sides to this coin". No matter how much money you make, I always feel like with certain people you can only go on so many vacations, there's only so much stuff you can buy and then you're ready to get back to the grind, hopefully'. The Irish champ, who reportedly banked more than $100 million for "The Money Fight", has said he wants an ownership stake in the UFC, which White won't entertain.
- Dana White, back to the real world.
"If Conor McGegor fights next year, that'll be awesome", White said.