Dana White confirms Conor McGregor must complete six-month USADA testing before UFC comeback

During the UFC 280 post-fight media scrum, Dana White confirmed that Conor McGregor has to complete his six-month USDA test before his next fight. This elucidates, The Irishman will have to undergo testing for six months before his comeback to the competitions.

Following the aftermath of UFC 280 at Etihad Arena, White settled the matter, which is commonly noticed when an athlete retires under a UFC contract and later decides to return.

McGregor, 34, has not competed since he suffered a broken leg against Dustin Poirier in July 2022. Since the incident, “The Notorious” has been training and cooperating with his physicians for a swift recovery.

As of now, McGregor has been teasing his own comeback by sharing a slew of training videos on social media. But as UFC president Dana White stated during the post-fight media scrum at UFC 280, the Irishman would require to undergo testing for nearly half a year to return to fight.

McGregor isn’t completely out of the running, as he’s presently filming his acting debut in a remake of “Road House,” in which he’ll co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal. However, no release date has been announced. That isn’t to say he isn’t thinking about his future at UFC, since Conor has indicated throughout his recuperation that he intends to return hungrier than ever with championship ambitions.

On that note, Conor Anthony McGregor is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history. Throughout his career, he has claimed multiple titles. His greatest accomplishment to date is holding both the featherweight and lightweight titles at the same time. He is the only fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.

If we assume he does the USDA test ASAP, then the earliest we’d see McGregor back in action would be around the second quarter of 2023. It would be another lengthy layoff, similar to the one he had in 2016 after becoming the UFC’s first double-champ in history.


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