Katie Taylor opens up on her relationship with UFC icon Conor McGregor ahead of her homecoming fight vs Chantelle Cameron

Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor will finally make her home debut as she moves up to 140 to take on Chantelle Cameron in a massive main event bout that will take place at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Consequently, she will try to attempt to become an undisputed champion in two weight classes. Speaking of which, this super fight wouldn’t have taken place in Ireland without the help of Conor McGregor.

The UFC superstar offered his complete support to Taylor so that she fights in front of her hometown. McGregor went on social media and declared that he will sponsor The Bray Bomber for her big rematch against Amanda Serrano. Unfortunately, Serrano had to pull out of this fight that was supposed to take place in Croke Park due to an injury.

But Conor stayed true to his word despite the change in opponent as he struck a deal with promoter Eddie Hearn. As a result, Katie’s dream of fighting in front of her home fans has come true. Leading into this bout, Katie Taylor gave an interview to Behind the Gloves. While having a conversation, she thanked The Notorious for his support and shared her thoughts about McGregor’s personality.

“It’s amazing. Conor McGregor’s obviously a big name here. He definitely is crazier. We have different personalities, but he’s obviously a very proud Irishman as well. So, it’s great to get the support of him for this event as a whole. Yeah, it’s super!”

Conor McGregor confirms he will return to the USADA drug testing pool immediately

Conor McGregor last stepped inside the octagon in 2021 against Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated trilogy bout at UFC 264. Unfortunately, things didn’t go his way and he suffered a career-ending leg injury. However, the Irishman has recovered from his injury and has confirmed recently that he will be back in the USADA’s testing pool.

Conor McGregor faces off with Michael Chandler

The Notorious will face former title contender Michael Chandler in his upcoming bout. As of now, the date and the weight class for this fight are not confirmed. But as per Conor’s statement from the TUF trailer, one can expect this matchup to take place at 185 pounds. Earlier this week, everyone was questioning Conor returning to the octagon this year.

Because a UFC fighter has to stay in the testing pool for at least six months. With no update until yesterday, chances of a fight in December were looking slim. However, McGregor has given reassurance in an interview about his comeback. Marc Raimondi has reported that the former two-division champion will be in the USADA pool as soon as possible.

This is great news for combat sports around the globe as UFC’s biggest superstar will most likely make his return before the end of 2023.


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