Conor McGregor’s UFC return will not be as shut as followers thought, with the previous champion a minimum of six months away from a combat within the Octagon.
McGregor not too long ago accomplished his restoration from a damaged leg, which he sustained in his final combat – a second straight defeat by Dustin Poirier in July 2021 – and the Irishman was anticipated again within the ring by early 2023.
Nevertheless, UFC president Dana White confirmed on the UFC 280 post-fight press convention on Saturday (22 October) that McGregor, 34, will not be in the US Anti-Doping Company (Usada) testing pool.
Athletes will need to have been within the pool for a minimum of six months earlier than competing within the UFC, that means McGregor is unlikely to return to the Octagon earlier than April subsequent yr.
McGregor appears enthusiastic about his eventual return, although, and tweeted on Sunday: “I’m feeling loopy assured. Calm. Disattached from emotion. Conscious of what I need to do and making it occur. Visualising. I see all of it. Clear.”
The previous dual-weight UFC champion then referenced his position within the upcoming remake of Nineteen Eighties motion movie Street Home.
“This film wraps, I’m again,” he wrote forward of his performing debut. “I’ll have a number of fights accomplished by the point this film even releases.”
An actual launch date for the movie, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, is as but unknown, although it’s anticipated to come back out a while in 2023.