Dana White Says Conor McGregor Won’t Be Back Until May

By Staff  |  11/19/2016

Conor McGregor

Following Conor McGregor's historic win at UFC 205 earlier this month, fans are wondering what his next move will be.

UFC president Dana White tells the Los Angeles Times that the MMA star is taking time off, as he's previously stated... and will not return until, at least, May.

"He won't fight before May," White said. "His girl [Dee Devlin] gets super stressed out when he fights. He doesn't want her having any of that stress while she's pregnant.

"He's good. He should take time off. He's been fighting nonstop. Nothing wrong with him taking time off. It's good for him and her, and it's good for the baby."

McGregor, 28, made UFC history during the promotion's UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden in NYC earlier this month, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight belt. He became the first fighter in UFC history to hold multiple UFC titles at the same time -- he also holds the featherweight title.

During the post fight news conference, McGregor revealed that he's expecting the birth of his first child, and is taking a break until then. However, he added that he won't fight again, until the new UFC owners reach out to him to discuss an ownership stake in the company.

"Have this baby, take a little bit of time and see what way I feel after that," McGregor told reporters. "They've got to come talk to me now. No one has come talk to me since the sale [in July] happened -- as a businessman."