“Real Problem”- “Half a Billion” Richer Conor McGregor Handed a Brutal Reality Check by Joe Rogan Amid USADA Troubles

Published 09/20/2023, 12:59 PM EDT

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Even the most ardent fans of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ might fail in guessing the topics about to be discussed in an episode. Such is the unpredictability of the UFC color commentator’s show. Although fans do get a rough idea of the primary topic of discussion looking at the background of the ‘JRE’ guests. Their conversation has often drifted off in unexpected directions a number of times. A similar situation presented itself when the noted WWE veteran and the 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Kurt Angle, and the famous comedian, Tony Hinchcliffe, visited a recent episode of his podcast.

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They spent a significant part of the episode discussing stuff about the WWE and UFC. Amidst discussions about WWE-UFC transitions and vice versa, Kurt Angle gave out his opinion about how the noted UFC icon, Conor McGregor could’ve been a star in WWE as well. However, Rogan went on to describe why Angle’s wish was a tough one to materialize.

Joe Rogan revealed two major issues that will demoralize Conor McGregor

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Well, most UFC fans might agree that money can often be a huge motivation behind an individual putting their efforts into a specific task. But Rogan implied that McGregor already has loads of it. This is why McGregor might have a lack of determination in shifting. The recent coveted merger between the WWE and UFC under TKO Holdings is expected to facilitate the switching of promotions for the athletes. But as Rogan mentioned, the “half-a-billion” rich McGregor might still be negligent.

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Talking about McGregor’s biggest source of income, ‘Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey’, Rogan revealed that he had made a whopping $600M” after he sold that”. These words might be enough for most fans to realize the first reason behind the delay in McGregor’s return. However, ‘the 56-year-old’ also mentioned the second and possibly the primary reason behind McGregor’s inability to come back.

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Rogan said, “But that leg-snap’s a real problem.” But he also showcased tremendous confidence in McGregor saying, If anybody can do it [return with similar prowess], it’s him because he snapped his leg in the prime of his career.”

‘The ‘JRE’ host’ also compared the other UFC Fighters who had a similar injury to McGregor. He stated that the noted UFC legend, Anderson Silva, and famed UFC star, Chris Weidman, also had similar injuries. But none of them could showcase similar prowess inside the octagon after returning from these “leg snaps”.

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There is one more factor putting a question mark on Conor McGregor’s UFC return

USADA, the body that keeps UFC drug-free, issued a deadline for Conor McGregor to enlist himself in their testing pool if he wanted to compete in the UFC this year. However, McGregor chose to stay busy with his visits to other noted sporting events. Thereby, he missed the USADA deadline, putting his planned return at UFC 300 in a state of jeopardy.

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However, McGregor looks pretty eager to make it to the Octagon as per the UFC’s planned schedule for him. The UFC CEO, Dana White, had also mentioned that he has a method by which he can get McGregor to compete at their planned event in December this year. So do you think we will really see ‘The Notorious’ ending his long hiatus this year? What role do you think Dana White will play in it?

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