McGregor was originally planned to face the Michael Chandler this month to conclude the pair coaching opposite one another on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. Unfortunately, McGregor was not enrolled in the USADA drug testing pool on an appropriate enough timeline to make this happen, so plans got pushed back.
Next, discussions of the return fight occurring at UFC 300 in April began, but White expressed that the Irish superstar will not fight until the summer. Since then, the waters have been muddy on what is really going on with McGregor, but everyone is hoping that progress will be made through his latest conversation with the UFC President and CEO.
Dana White said that the UFC 300 main event is still in the works last night on Instagram Live.
— Championship Rounds (@ChampRDS) December 28, 2023
What seemingly prompted White to get McGregor in a room was the comments the former double-champ made while spectating the Anthony Joshua versus Otto Wallin fight card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last week. He said that if the UFC is unable to get a fight booked for him, then he would like to explore boxing once again.
❌ “The Mac has loads to offer! The lads in the UFC aren’t talking any!”
😡 “Give me something. No ones ever been treated the way I’m getting treated.”
Conor McGregor says he’s ‘patiently waiting’ for a fight in boxing or MMA pic.twitter.com/ZeWP1jFf8I
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 23, 2023
“Get me back in there,” he told talkSPORT. “The Mac has lots to offer and loads to deliver. They are talking Manny here in Saudi. The lads in the UFC aren’t really talking any. So, the lads here are talking Manny, the UFC aren’t talking any. Give me something. I’m supposed to be back in April. It was supposed to be December!
“For all the figures I’ve brought in this game, I sell more than all of them combined. No one in the history of the fight game has been treated the way I’ve been getting treated at this minute. From what I came through, to what I bring. They f****** should open the floodgates for me. I’m waiting! And my patience is wearing thin on me waiting.”
Even though the details of the conversation between White and McGregor are currently nonexistent, the MMA community is buzzing to find out the outcome in the hopes that McGregor’s return is around the corner.