UFC star Conor McGregor has arguably made more headlines for things outside the octagon than inside it recently. Between his failed attempt at boxing Floyd Mayweather and a post-fight altercation with Khabib Nurmagomedov in October, his real-life behavior has overshadowed his in-ring accomplishments over the past year or two.

McGregor still has a few months left on the suspension he and Nurmagomedov received in October, but when he comes back, there is plenty of speculation about who his next opponent will be.
 

Specifically, plenty of fans think McGregor will take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone when he returns from suspension. In a recent episode of his “Fight Companion” show, Joe Rogan said it was a “done deal.”

However, UFC president Dana White pumped the brakes on that rumor not long afterward. White told TMZ that it was “not even close” to being true that McGregor would take on Cerrone next. Whether that means it will not happen at all or it is just not finalized yet remains to be seen.

McGregor has made his interest in fighting Cerrone clear in 2019.

Cerrone has a 35-11-0 record in MMA. McGregor’s tweet came after an impressive victory over Alexander Hernandez in January.

The 35-year-old fighter hits 48 percent of his strikes and 35 percent of his grapples, according to the UFC website. He has nine wins by knockout and 17 wins by submission.

mcgregor UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 202 at MGM Grand Conference Center on August 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images