Conor McGregor teases UFC return with 4 words following UFC 291

Conor McGregor is a professional MMA fighter from Ireland. He was a former Featherweight and Lightweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, making him the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two weight divisions. He hinted at a possible UFC return with four words on Twitter following Justin Gaethje’s spectacular UFC 291 victory.

In a tweet addressed to Gaethje, McGregor wrote, “Justin, I’ll slap you around.” The Irishman’s comment sparked rumors of a potential fight between the two fighters. However, McGregor’s UFC return remains unlikely due to persistent USADA concerns and his absence from the sport since UFC 264 in 2021. Following the 34-year-old’s impressive victory at UFC 291, fans eagerly await official updates from McGregor and the UFC regarding his next opponent and prospective fight plans.

Conor McGregor issues warning to new UFC champ

Conor McGregor wasted no time in warning the new UFC “BMF” champion after Justin Gaethje’s spectacular knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 291. Despite the fact that there is no guaranteed fight on the horizon, Notorious took to Twitter to address Gaethje directly. The Irishman highlighted his willingness to take on the American in a series of tweets, even referring to himself as the “real BMF.” He mocked “The Highlight”, saying he can fight for pennies, but McGregor wants bigger challenges, hinting that he’s in charge and searching for a fierce competitor.

On the other side, Gaethje did not appear to be particularly receptive to McGregor’s challenge. He responded to the 35 years old’s tweets during the post-fight press conference, saying he thinks McGregor has declined to fight him more than once. In addition, he was adamant that he would not fight someone who was allegedly using steroids, underscoring his dedication to fair competition.

The UFC lightweight division now has even more anticipation and excitement because to this exchange between McGregor and Gaethje. While Irishman’s next scheduled bout is expected to be against Michael Chandler, fans and the MMA world remain intrigued by the prospect of a fight between McGregor and Gaethje.

McGregor return derailed by USADA crisis

Conor McGregor‘s highly anticipated return to the UFC has been hampered by a USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) crisis. Due to his recovery from a fractured leg, he sustained during his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, the former Featherweight and Lightweight champion has been out of action for two years. He was unable to rejoin the USADA testing pool due to the injury, and he missed the deadline to submit his sample.

Notorious won’t be competing in mixed martial arts again in 2023, according to his manager Audie Attar. The discussion has switched to a potential comeback in 2024, despite the fact that they are still in contact with the UFC and USADA. When he was competing, McGregor was the most tested athlete, but his absence from the testing pool has sparked questions and further delayed his return.

Conor McGregor

Despite not passing the mandatory USADA testing criteria, UFC President Dana White hasn’t ruled out the idea of McGregor fighting this year. White is confident about the former champion’s return, but the uncertainty surrounding the situation has raised concerns among fans and athletes alike.

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