Conor McGregor: “I am fighting again. Period.”

Following UFC president Dana White’s interview with TMZ today, Conor McGregor posted a statement to his Instagram stating that he will return to the Octagon.

McGregor also said that he offered to replace Max Holloway against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 when Holloway was forced to withdraw but that the UFC declined his offer.

“I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this.

“I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need.”

“I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game.

“Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. On top of the fighting.

“I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. ”

Here is the full instagram post:

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