The UFC is returning to Dublin, Ireland on July 19th this year. When the UFC enters international markets, they usually headline the card with a fighter who has nationality in the respective country.
The UFC’s face of Ireland right now is undoubtedly Conor McGregor. It is no secret that the UFC will likely have Conor return from his injury to headline the July 19th card, but the question is against who?
Immediately after the announcement of the UFC’s return to Ireland, speculation was that McGregor would face off against Cole Miller. If you recall, Miller was none too pleased about the UFC’s promotion of McGregor, citing that he has yet to do much inside the Octagon. Miller wanted to fight McGregor, but McGregor’s ACL injury put the bout on hold.
Now that both men are healing nagging injuries, the timetable makes sense for them to headline the card in July. McGregor spoke with MMAJunkie about the possibility of fighting Miller:
I’m going to talk to Dana and Lorenzo (Fertitta) tomorrow, and Sean Shelby, as well, and see what happens. Who knows. I’ll whoop Cole if they want in Dublin, no problem.
Both Miller and McGregor are game, and it seems the UFC has the perfect headliner for their return to Dublin.