Conor McGregor has been away from the action since the trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
McGregor suffered a brutal leg injury in the fight, which would shock the MMA community.
However, McGregor has recovered like Wolverine from the injury and he has begun training for his octagon return.
Many fans were even speculating a title fight between Charles Oliveira and Conor McGregor in 2022.
Even Charles Oliveira preferred a fight against McGregor over other UFC lightweights.
However, Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhahcev lightweight title fight is targetted for UFC 281 in October, 2022.
This can also mean that fans are unlikely to see McGregor back in the octagon in 2022.
UFC might end up booking Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler for the number one title contender spot.
However, whether McGregor would cut weight for lightweight without a title on the line is still unknown. It's very possible that McGregor fights in the welterweight division following his return.