Conor McGregor has hinted that he has enrolled in USADA testing following his latest social media post.
The ‘Notorious’ has been absent from the cage since his defeat to Dustin Poirier in 2021, which was accompanied by a broken leg. Thereafter, McGregor underwent extensive rehabilitation with a view to fighting this year against Michael Chandler. However, before the fighters can compete, they must submit two negative USADA samples over a six-month period. McGregor’s failure to do so within the timeframe has ruled out a fight in 2023. However, the following post is encouraging as it suggests that McGregor will be back in the cage next year.
"Submitted my stuff to Novitzky" – Conor McGregor pic.twitter.com/V75lLS6IrA
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 5, 2023
As we have reported previously, McGregor had urged Chandler to be patient following the news that the fight would not happen in 2023.
“Chandler, sit down and wait and shut your mouth, yeah? The Mac will be here soon. [I’m] en route. En route, son. En route. It’s imminent. It’s imminent,” McGregor
Therefore, the six-month period would put McGregor in line for a potential return at UFC 300 in April. And if his opponent is set to be Chandler, then the narrative has been set for a mega fight following their rivalry on the TUF 31 series and the subsequent war of words.
Social Media Reaction
Everyone look on USADA website for me? I got my eye on this 🧐
— PJ’s wifey 0829 (@PatriciaWi8457) October 5, 2023
It was about time
— Jakeisfake (@Jakeisfak3) October 5, 2023
I’ll believe it when there is a fight announcement
— Sports Bulletin (@hoopz627) October 5, 2023