Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor Meeting Date, Likely to Discuss Next Fight

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 13, 2018

Irish Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor McGregor looks on during his arraignment at the Kings County (Brooklyn) Criminal Court on April 6, 2018 in New York.
McGregor was charged with assault and criminal mischief by New York police on April 6, 2018 and was due to appear in court. The 29-year-old superstar reportedly surrendered at a Brooklyn police station late Thursday after allegedly attacking a shuttle bus loaded with fellow mixed martial arts fighters attending a New York media event at the Barclays Center stadium.Video footage showed McGregor hurling a dolly through a side window of the bus as it moved slowly in a parking lot at the stadium in Brooklyn.
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Conor McGregor could be inching closer toward a return to the UFC when he meets with Dana White on Monday. 

Per TMZ Sports, White confirmed his meeting with the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion. 

The UFC president didn't specify what would be discussed, though he noted McGregor's criminal case in New York for the bus attack prior to UFC 223 will take place on Thursday. 

"Whatever happens tomorrow, I will be as shocked as you," White said.

McGregor turned himself in to authorities and was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief for attacking a bus carrying UFC fighters. 

Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg suffered injuries as a result of the attack and were unable to compete on the show. 

White told ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto immediately after the attack it was "the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of this company."

Last month, per Okamoto, White said he has a meeting planned with McGregor in Las Vegas and a potential fight to propose. 

"Conor and I are going to meet in Las Vegas," White said. "I'm pretty confident [a lightweight title fight] is a fight that Conor wants, and I'm pretty confident that is a fight Khabib [Nurmagomedov] wants. So yeah, I could see that happening."

McGregor's last appearance in combat sports was in August 2017 when he lost a boxing match to Floyd Mayweather. The Notorious One hasn't fought in UFC since winning the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. 

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