There was a time when people associated the name Conor McGregor, and UFC so closely together that it was almost impossible to frame a sentence without either one of them.  When Mcgregor came to the UFC he was an experienced and seasoned fighter with over four years of experience. He was then already the winner of the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships titles, both of which he had held simultaneously. At UFC, McGregor started to command respect as soon as he joined the promotion. In 2015, at UFC 194, McGregor won the UFC Featherweight Championship by defeating José Aldo via knockout in just 13 seconds into the first round. McGregor’s this victory became the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. At UFC 205, McGregor went on to defeat Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship, thereby becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously. Who would have thought then, that someday McGregor will struggle to make his ground at the UFC.

While McGregor was the face of UFC till 2016, it has been evident that his reputation is in decline since his last victory which also came in the same year. His controversial arrogant behavior outside the ring has done his reputation no favor. It has just worsened conditions for him if anything. McGregor has been humiliated in the past few years at the hands of Maywhether and then Khabib. One can say that McGregor doesn’t command the same respect in the UFC world as he once used to.

According to the latest UFC News updates, the former UFC giant, Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon. This news has been confirmed partially by the UFC President, Dana White himself. It is now being speculated that Conor McGregor now understands well that in a clash between a brand and its fighters, it is the brand that survives. He is now eyeing a return to the octagon ring after a period of one year, and the last time he was in the match, he was knocked out to a defeat.

The rankings of Conor Mcgregor have decreased sharply and now he stands out of the Top10 list in the latest UFC Rankings. Therefore, he wants to compete in order to improve his rankings before setting his eyes on a  championship match, which at this time would be too early for him. Conor is on an all-time low level of his career and was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov in his past matches back to back, and has not wrestled since then.

Conor also has the backing of the UFC President in this case, who has said that he will decide upon Conor’s return only after September. One of Conor’s colleagues and rivals, Nate Diaz made his return with a victory against Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 and this has motivated Conor as well. He admitted this fact in a recent interview, which was his first one in the last 10 months.

Conor McGregor has not won a fight since 2016, and has been in the news for controversies which showed his indecent behavior outside the ring. He was heavily criticized for slapping phone out of a fan’s hand and then stomping over it, and also for the deleted tweet which he made to malign Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife. He also has certain criminal charges going on against him, which is further taking away his image of a star.

It seems that the former UFC Champion is finding it very hard to accept that UFC has moved on without him. It’s not surprising given the fact that Conor McGregor had been at the top of the table for quite a long time and it’s only natural for one of UFC’s former stars to accept and adjust with the fact that UFC can operate without him. But in reality it’s high time that Conor finally realises the bitter truth. Let’s see how McGregor’s return to UFC turns out to be. If it would be redemption for the champ after his humiliating loss to Khabib or will the match go down taking McGregor’s careet along with it.