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'He's taking 10 months off': Conor McGregor's layoff is set to be longer than expected

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Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Eddie Alvarez

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Eddie Alvarez

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Eddie Alvarez

UFC President Dana White has claimed that Conor McGregor will take a ten month sabbatical from the Octagon.

After his latest win at UFC 205, which made McGregor the first fighter in the company's history to hold belts in two weight classes at the same time, the 28-year-old announced that he was taking a break from the sport to prepare for the arrival of his first child.

It was thought that McGregor might make his return to the UFC in May but in an interview with Fox Sports, White has said that McGregor won't fight again until after next summer.

"He’s got no fights, he’s taking 10 months off, he’s having a baby and everybody’s still talking about him," White told Fox Sports.

"He’s the best at it. Nobody’s better.”

McGregor has been one of the busiest champions in the UFC, fighting four times since winning his first title fight, for the interim featherweight title, against Chad Mendes in July 2015.

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