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Conor McGregor set to take ‘extended break from UFC’

The fighter apparently wants to start a family

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Conor McGregor is reportedly set to take a break from the UFC to focus on his relationship with Dee Devlin.

The 28-year-old has been in a relationship with the brunette beauty since 2008, and according to recent rumours – the pair are said to be expecting a baby, but the news is yet to be confirmed or denied.

With rumours swirling that Conor’s set to settle down and start a family, a source has said that the fighter is now, “determined to take time out.”

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Fans are speculating that the Crumlin native will announce his break soon, “And after UFC 205 is the perfect time to start,” according to the source.

“He’s telling people he wants time out. It’s unlikely to be permanent, but the time is right to step back for a while,” they told the Irish Sun.

“He knows that if he wins UFC 205 he can always come back in a year or two for a mega money fight. He could name his price. He’ll be back.”

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Irish UFC journalist Niall McGrath also told the publication that he’s heard rumours that Conor wants to take an extended break from the UFC – but no one really knows what his next move will be.

“There’s been a lot of speculation that Conor is going to be taking time off and I wouldn’t be surprised if he did,” Niall said.

“It’s been a long three years for him when you look at the number of fights he’s had – this will be his tenth UFC fight and you’ve also to remember that he missed a year through injury.

“There’s been rumours about wanting to start a family with Dee and settle down after UFC 205 but that’s all they are at the moment. Rumours.

“I’m not sure if he’ll take a full year off, he’s a prize fighter and he’s money-hungry as we all know.”