One of the highly anticipated fights in the UFC this year is Conor McGregor’s comeback bout against Michael Chandler. However, Dana White, the president of the UFC, delivered a surprising update about the fight.
During the post-fight press conference for UFC 290, Dana White did not provide any definitive positive updates regarding Conor McGregor’s next bout. However, the TUF season doesn’t seem to be going to well and if situation regarding ‘Mystic Mac’m doesn’t see an Improvement, the UFC may lose a lot of stock on one of their biggest stars.
Dana White on Conor McGregor’s UFC return
When questioned about the update on Conor McGregor’s fight, Dana White responded by stating they are waiting to see how the situation with USADA unfolds. UFC Chief emphasized he does not want to discuss anything until that matter is resolved.
“The Conor thing, who the hell knows how that’s going to play out? Who cares what USADA says, we’ll see what happens when it happens. So I don’t know,” Dana said.
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White mentioned that hypothetically, numerous possibilities could occur, but he is not inclined to disclose any information until there is confirmation on the situation.
“You know, there’s a lot of business that needs to be handled before we talk about this and I was doing an interview on Friday and a bunch of f****** scumbags wrote stories that I said, ‘F*** USADA, I don’t care what USADA says.’ It’s not even remotely close to what I said.” Dana added.
According to the UFC president discussing the USADA at the moment is not worthwhile, despite people’s continued interest in it for the sake of generating news stories. Additionally, White clarified that he never expressed disregard for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or made any disrespectful statements toward them.
Conor McGregor’s last fight in the UFC amid USADA issue
Two years ago, prior to the USADA saga, McGregor had his last fight against one of his longstanding rivals in the octagon, Dustin Poirier. Their rivalry began at UFC 178 in 2014, where Mystic Mac emerged victorious with a first-round technical knockout.
However, when they faced each other again in 2021, the dynamics shifted. Poirier outperformed McGregor on two back-to-back occasions, solidifying himself as Conor’s biggest adversary bar Khabib. Their fights at UFC 257 and UFC 264 resulted in Poirier defeating McGregor decisively.
During their third encounter at UFC 264, the Irish superstar suffered a brutal leg injury in the first round. The Notorious fractured his tibia and fibula, abruptly pausing his career for a long time.