Conor McGregor, the renowned UFC star, has reportedly not re-entered the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool, casting doubt over his upcoming fight with Michael Chandler that is supposed to occur at the end of this current season of “The Ultimate Fighter” (TUF).
McGregor seemed to have missed the deadline to re-register with the USADA to fight on the UFC’s final event on December 16th. According to USADA rules, a fighter must be in the testing pool for six months before participating in a fight, and it appears that McGregor is still absent from testing.
McGregor removed himself from the USADA’s testing last year after suffering a leg break during his fight with Dustin Poirier. Previously, injured fighters were not permitted to remove themselves from testing unless they announced their retirement.
Now, his TUF opponent Michael Chandler is getting fed up with all the controversies surrounding McGregor.
No joke… WHERE THE FOOK IS THAT GUY? pic.twitter.com/pX5RmOFSdK
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) June 21, 2023
“Alright guys, you guys have all seen the news: Conor’s not in USADA,” said Chandler in a video posted to his Twitter account. “On hundred and seventy-nine days left until December 16, which is supposed to be the last pay-per-view of the year. And comically, USADA shows up at my door to add insult to injury.
“Where you at, boy?”
UFC President Dana White had previously expressed anticipation for McGregor’s return to the ring by year’s end. However, these plans were disrupted following recent allegations of sexual assault and rape against McGregor, which purportedly occurred after the fourth game of the NBA Finals in Miami.
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