Conor McGregor Teases A Huge UFC 300 Return With A Possible Super Bowl Announcement
Conor McGregor, the former two-division UFC champion, has hinted at a comeback at UFC 300.
McGregor has been left incredibly frustrated since his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, which was followed by a broken leg, which has kept him out of the UFC since 2021. He intended to fight in 2023, but failing to enrol in USADA testing meant he missed the deadline. USADA has now left, but he was required at the time to provide two negative samples over six months. Now that he has entered the testing pool, he is expected to fight in 2024. McGregor even announced a fight date on New Year’s Day for June 29 against Michael Chandler.
“Ladies and gentlemen, a Happy New Year to you all. I’d like to announce the return date for myself, the Notorious Conor McGregor, for the greatest comeback of all time will take place in Las Vegas for International Fight Week on June 29. The opponent, Michael Chandler. And the weight, Mr. Chandler? 185 pounds (laughs),” McGregor stated
Dana White hit back, saying he would announce McGregor’s return when it was official. The CEO of the UFC recently confirmed he was hoping to see McGregor return by fall. However, the Irishman is looking to return a lot sooner.
McGregor At UFC 300
At 35, it is vital that McGregor makes his way back to the sport. The Notorious reportedly has one fight left on his UFC contract, and he is returning from a severe injury. That has left massive question marks over whether he is the same fighter. He has also been linked with a major crossover boxing fight with Manny Pacquiao. But since McGregor is tied up with the UFC, this could only happen if he is allowed to by the UFC or when he becomes a free agent. Former MMA fighter Josh Thomson had his say over it.
“I don’t think we’re gonna see Conor this year. Like Dana came out the other day and goes ‘Look, you know, when Conor’s ready, you know, we’ll see Conor fight. I disagree with the fact that ‘When Conor’s ready, we’ll have a fight for him. I think that’s BS also, I think right now is what you’re seeing is you’re seeing a holdout by the UFC on his contract. He has one fight left, he doesn’t want- the UFC never wants their fighter to go away with one fight left on the contract,” Thomson stated
In the meantime, McGregor has been frustrated at the lack of certainty over his future.
“Tell him what’s the story, because I’m being kept from my livelihood here, and it turns out Bob Bennett is retired. I’m like, ‘What the f***?’ “I’ve been on top of this game for a long time. I’m on top of his yacht, I’m on top of this game f****** long, yeah,” McGregor said
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