Conor McGregor ready to make UFC comeback
Last Updated: 23/02/18 6:04am
Conor McGregor has confirmed he will make a return to UFC and revealed he offered to fight in UFC 222.
McGregor has not returned to the sport following a switch of codes to face Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring in August 2017.
The 29-year-old's last action in the octagon came in November 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight title.
Following the financially lucrative bout with Mayweather, speculation mounted regarding whether McGregor would ever return to competing, prompting him to clarify the matter.
"I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this," McGregor wrote on his personal Instagram account.
"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. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ(TM)."