Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has been out of commission for some time with a knee injury but was exuberant upon hearing this week that the UFC would return to Dublin July 19th to put on an event.
"I've literally just heard the news and I'm definitely on that card," McGregor told Irish outlet Severe MMA.
"July 19th gives me plenty of time, that's nearly too much time."
McGregor said that he has been fully healed and training hard for some time. He had hoped to get back into the Octagon sooner, but fighting at home in Dublin more than makes up for the wait.
"I wanted to fight on the Independence Day weekend card in Las Vegas, that's something that I really wanted, but fighting on UFC card in Dublin is a dream come true and I don't give a shit who they put in front of me, I will run through anyone," he said.
"My knee has healed perfectly and I've already been working really hard in the gym, I've kept myself in good shape. Whoever it is, I'll be ready."
The "who" may very well end up being Cole Miller, if the American Top Team submission artist has his way. Miller has recently and quite publicly called out McGregor for a fight.
"They're saying Cole Miller are they? It probably is him," McGregor said.
"I haven't heard anything, I'm sure I'll know as soon as I check my emails, but that sounds alright to me."
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