Fans may have to wait some more for Conor McGregor to make his much-awaited return! The Irish MMA star has been away from the Octagon since 2021 when he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. He was set to return to the cage after the conclusion of the TUF 31 season last year against Michael Chandler. However, issues arose with McGregor’s availability for drug testing, leading to the bout being delayed.

But in a recent update, it has been revealed that McGregor has already completed 2 testing sessions this year. And according to UFC CEO Dana White, the date for his return is yet to be confirmed but efforts are being made to ensure it happens in 2024!

Dana White confesses Conor McGregor’s return doesn’t have a “date”


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Conor McGregor’s 2024 anti-doping tests are in focus as Dana White recently discussed his fight plans with Michael Chandler! According to a post on X by Jed I. Goodman, “The new #UFC Anti-Doping Test History database has been updated. Fighters with 2 test sessions in 2024: Conor McGregor, Darrius Flowers, Dricus Du Plessis, Mayra Silva, Ramon Taveras, Sean Strickland & Taylor Laplius. 160 other fighters show 1 test session for this year.”

The post indicates that the testing process for McGregor’s return is well underway with the fighter being one of the few names in the report that have been tested multiple times already in 2024. And in a recent appearance on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ the UFC boss also revealed his plans for ‘The Notorious’s return!

When asked by McAfee if McGregor is fighting Chandler, White responded by stating, “Uh, eventually yeah, hopefully this year.”


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But McAfee pressed him for more clarity as he inquired whether there was a set date in mind for the clash, to which White responded by confessing, “There is no date, I’m hoping for the fall, we can get it done in the fall…”

In conclusion, while the anticipation for Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon continues to build, fans may need to exercise a bit more patience and Dana White’s remarks suggest efforts are underway to ensure McGregor’s return happens in fall 2024, although a specific date remains elusive!

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Nevertheless, it’s not just the fans who are waiting for McGregor’s return as a UFC featherweight title contender has recently also put the Irish sensation on notice!

‘El Matador’ wants to take on ‘The Notorious’ in Spain

Ilia Topuria, the rising UFC star, is stirring up buzz ahead of his title bout with Alexander Volkanovski. He’s not stopping there as he’s also aiming his words at Conor McGregor. Topuria, eyeing a potential clash with McGregor, recently hinted at a Spanish PPV spectacle!


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He stated on his recent appearance on The MMA Hour, “Conor McGregor, that’s the fight I’m looking for …. If he doesn’t get his a** whooped, he will be a pleasure to share the octagon with… Maybe in UFC Spain.”

Topuria also claimed that McGregor could be in for a “red panty” night if they meet in the octagon. The phrase, popularized by McGregor himself, refers to lucrative bouts that have the potential to propel fighters to a higher level of stardom and success. However, before fans can anticipate the McGregor-Topuria showdown, Topuria must secure victory against Volkanovski at UFC 298. With both fighters navigating their challenges, a clash between Topuria and McGregor remains a tantalizing prospect for the MMA fandom!


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