Conor McGregor’s team-mate hints over Irishman’s next fight after broken leg

Conor McGregor's training partner says a fight with UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is definitely on the cards once the Irishman recovers from injury.

The Notorious has been on the sidelines since breaking his leg during his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier in July.

In the months since, McGregor has been hitting the gym hard and now claims to weigh around 190lbs.

With his six month medical suspension entering its final few weeks, speculation continues to mount around who might be the 33-year-old's next opponent.

Following Oliveira's victory over Poirier at UFC 269 earlier this month, McGregor has his sights set on the Brazilian, and the Irishman's training partner Peter Queally says he thinks the fight will happen because it's what both of them want.

"It sounds like the belt might happen next to be honest," Queally told the Mirror.

"Normally in this sport, when you've got two fighters that want the same thing, that's what happens.

"So Charles wants this fight with Conor, Conor wants this fight with Charles and normally that's what happens especially if there's money to be made, which there is."

Despite losing three of his last four fights, McGregor wants to be shoved right back into the title scene, though UFC boss Dana White poured water on the idea after insisting that number one ranked Justin Gaethje was next in line for a shot.

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But Oliveira is willing to let McGregor, who is ranked ninth, jump the queue.

Speaking to Sherdog, he said: "May would be a wonderful date. Conor challenged me asking a date, and tweeted Ireland vs Brazil 2.

"Not only him, but also myself and all the world wants to see that fight. So let's make it happen.

"I'm waiting for him in May. It may be in welterweight, lightweight or middleweight, with my title on the line or not. Just choose and I'll be ready."

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