Is Conor McGregor Still In The USADA Testing Pool?
Conor McGregor claims he is retired but a rather interesting social media post may say otherwise.
McGregor was last seen in action back on January 18. He took on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. The action was held inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won the bout in 40 seconds via TKO.
While McGregor appeared eager to get back inside the Octagon, he ultimately decided to retire. He cited a lack of enticing options and a disagreement with the UFC as his reasons. Still, the “Notorious” one may not be totally on board with hanging up his gloves.
McGregor is the UFC’s highest-drawing athlete and he’s made a significant amount of money in a short period of time. Still, the former UFC “champ-champ” has had the competitive drive for years. Perhaps that’s why he still hasn’t removed himself from the USADA testing pool.
Here’s a recent post on Twitter revealing that McGregor is still being drug tested by USADA.
What’s going on here @ufc? USADA have just arrived to my yacht this morning for testing?
I’ve retired guys!
But go on then, I’ll allow them test me. It’s all natural here baby!
Forever and always, God Bless 🙏
180km across the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow! LET’S GO!! pic.twitter.com/xjk0wvci0n
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 11, 2020
“What’s going on here UFC? USADA have just arrived to my yacht this morning for testing? I’ve retired guys! But go on then, I’ll allow them test me. It’s all natural here baby! Forever and always, God Bless, 180km across the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow! LET’S GO!!”
There has been speculation that McGregor is waiting to see how the UFC Lightweight Title fight between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Justin Gaethje plays out before jumping back inside the Octagon. Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is scheduled to headline UFC 254 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on October 24.
McGregor had been vying to get revenge on Nurmagomedov. The two fought back in October 2018 with “The Eagle” submitting McGregor in the fourth round. McGregor also had some bad blood brewing with Gaethje over “The Highlight’s” rant about McGregor’s 2019 incident with a patron inside a pub in Ireland.