The Irishman hasn’t fought in the UFC since October when he lost via fourth round submission to bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Since then, Conor McGregor has been busy promoting his new whiskey business – while fighting had seemingly dropped to back of his mind.
But McGregor, who is currently touring America for both business and pleasure, believes he will return later this year.
“Yes, we’re currently in negotiations. We’re aiming for July, we’ll see what happens,” he said.
“I am staying ready. This morning I was doing incline sprints on the treadmill on my program, the McGregorFast program, today in a hotel room.
“So we’re staying on it, getting work in as we go.”
McGregor has only fought once in the octagon in the last two-and-a-half years of his career.
He was briefly kept busy by the historic boxing match he had with legend Floyd Mayweather – a fight he lost by 10th round TKO.
McGregor has hinted recently on social media that he would be up for a return and a trilogy fight with rival Nate Diaz.
The two fighters have one victory apiece with both fights being sanctioned at welterweight.
McGregor, though, is a natural lightweight and would likely want to see Diaz drop back down to that weight class for a third bout.
But if their recent exchange on Twitter is anything to go by, it seems both fighters don’t seem to care too much about what weight they fight at next.
Diaz cryptically wrote on Twitter: “185,” in response to rumours that he and McGregor would fight again.
And 31-year-old McGregor fired back in typical fashion.
“You already know me mate. I don’t give a f*** about the weight,” he tweeted.
McGregor is a former two-division UFC world champion and was the first man in history to hold two belts simultaneously.