The return of Conor McGregor could be sooner rather than later following his re-entry into the USADA testing pool.
Is a Conor McGregor Return Incoming
Dana White first mentioned following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night that Conor McGregor was going to get back into the USADA pool, and now it seems it has officially begun following a tweet from UFC Roster Watch that McGregor has indeed re-entered.
Many fans speculated that Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler was going to take place in December, but with Conor having no sign of USADA testing, it became increasingly obvious that the December date wasn’t happening.
Every UFC talent has to be drug tested by USADA and stay in the testing pool for at least six months before returning to action. This means, with McGregor re-entering this week, he could be ready to go by April 2024. Notably, this would allow McGregor to compete on UFC’s historic UFC 300 event later next year. Whether or not the Michael Chandler fight is still on the table or not, Conor could be set to main event the 300th Pay-Per-View event.
McGregor and Chandler both coached opposite of each other on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter. After each season, when a winner is crowned, the coaches usually fight in a big main event. But, that didn’t happen this time due to Conor never entering USADA testing.
Now, better late than never could be the saying if we get Conor’s return against Chandler next year. But, if not, fans will be excited regardless considering we haven’t seen McGregor in the octagon since July of 2021. Surprise, surprise, the King is potentially back!
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