Conor McGregor Won’t Fight in the UFC for at Least 6 More Months

Conor McGregor at the British Fashion Awards in 2017
Conor McGregor at the British Fashion Awards in 2017. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9255308km)

It will be a while before we see UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor back in the octagon. The UFC President Dana White recently told the media that McGregor wouldn’t fight for at least six more months.

McGregor has been out since July 2021, when he broke his leg in a fight against Dustin Poirier. And while the 34-year-old champion has fully recovered since then and is in fight shape, other circumstances are preventing him from returning to UFC.

According to White, the delay is a result of McGregor not being part of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool. He is required to be in the USADA program for at least six months before being able to fight in UFC.

After White’s announcement, McGregor went on Twitter to tell everyone he’s “feeling crazy confident.” He also promised he’ll have “multiple fights” before the remake of the action flick Road House, in which McGregor plays one of the roles, hits the theaters. The movie is currently set to be released at some point in 2023.

Conor McGregor claimed he was retired from MMA multiple times in the past several years but would quickly change his mind. His last two fights came in 2021, both losses to Poirier. McGregor is currently on a 22-6 record.

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