- UFC 300 has generated speculation about Conor McGregor’s potential comeback, but Dana White has been cautious about his future plans, expressing hope for a fall return.
- McGregor initially wanted to headline UFC 300, but White dismissed his aim for a summer return as unrealistic. However, McGregor has reaffirmed his intention to return in the summer.
- McGregor’s expected return fight against Michael Chandler has been delayed, but rumors suggest it may happen in the fall. McGregor’s drug testing schedule is set to end in April after six months of testing.
Information regarding UFC 300 has been closely guarded, sparking speculation among fans that the significant event might mark Conor McGregor’s comeback. Nonetheless, Dana White has been rather circumspect regarding McGregor’s future, expressing hope for a fall return.
The Irish icon, initially keen on headlining UFC 300 upon his comeback, later aimed for a summer return, which White dismissed as unrealistic. Despite White’s stance, McGregor reaffirmed his intention to return in the summer.
UFC CEO Dana White reveals his plans for Conor McGregor’s return with UFC 300 out of the picture.
Conor McGregor Insist He Will Return In The Summer
‘The Notorious’ Used Super Bowl Sunday To Make The Announcement
In a since-deleted tweet, McGregor let his fans know when he expects to return to the UFC.
“Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest sporting days for my friends in the States, second only to the Mac’s return to the octagon this summer! Good luck to the 49ers and the Chiefs, leave something in Vegas for me.”
McGregor is expected to return to fight against Michael Chandler, who has been growing impatient with the extended fight date. A fight has been teased between the pair since they coached on The Ultimate Fighter 31 last year.
White has not explained why McGregor is yet to return to action as he has been seen sparring and is seemingly healed from his leg injury sustained on 10 July 2021 at UFC 264 when he was defeated by Dustin Poirier in their third fight.
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Conor McGregor’s Drug Testing Schedule Set To End In April
The Irish Star Would Have Completed Six Months Of Test Before UFC 300
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show ahead of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Dana White revealed that the much-anticipated matchup has been in the works for over a year with no clear timeline in sight.
Disputing rumors regarding McGregor’s proposed fight date of June 29 in Las Vegas, White expressed a hope for the fight to happen in the fall, stating, “Eventually… Hopefully this year. There is no date. I’m hoping for the fall, (that we can) get it done in the fall.”
McGregor’s entry into the USADA testing pool in late 2023 has been referenced, with White, UFC COO Hunter Campbell, and SVP of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky asserting that McGregor must undergo six months of testing before his return. This six-month period is set to conclude in April.