White: McGregor will return to cage 'in a year'

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Dana White has offered a timetable for Conor McGregor's return to the Octagon.

The UFC president said Wednesday he expects the former two-division champion to return to action next summer after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier last weekend.

"He'll be back in a year," White told TMZ Sports.

White added that McGregor was released from the hospital Wednesday, saying the Irishman will remain in Los Angeles "for a little while."

McGregor suffered the injury late in the first round of his and Poirier's trilogy bout. The 33-year-old lost the fight by doctor's stoppage and has now dropped two consecutive bouts to Poirier. McGregor is 1-3 in his past four outings dating back to 2018.

This was the first time McGregor competed more than once in a calendar year since 2016.

White: McGregor will return to cage 'in a year'
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