The ‘Notorious’ has not fought since his loss and broken leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. He had been linked with facing Michael Chandler this year. But his failure to enroll in USADA within the timeframe ruled that out. Fighters must provide two negative samples across six months before they can compete. McGregor has now entered the testing pool, which puts him in line for a return at UFC 300. White ruled out a McGregor return on that card by suggesting a summer date was more likely. But since then, the talk of his return has gone quiet. White has now hinted that the ball is in McGregor’s court.
“Listen, at the end of the day, you know, I say it all the time, Conor [McGregor] is extremely wealthy. He has a lot of different options in his life. You know, when Conor gets that hunger back and really wants to come back [to the UFC] and fight, it’s all up to him,” White said
There are plenty of names McGregor could fight aside from Chandler. Following Justin Gaethje’s win over Poirier, McGregor vowed to ‘slap’ the BMF title holder around the octagon. A trilogy with Nate Diaz has also been mentioned. But McGregor’s loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov summed up his current form: three losses in his last four fights. So, does McGregor have the hunger to come back?
🤣 even Dana can’t defend this man anymore
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