The former featherweight and lightweight champion, Conor Mcgregor hasn’t competed since losing to Dustin Poirier via TKO in July 2021 due to a leg ailment. In an interview, White stated that once the Irish star has fully recovered, he would start thinking about potential matchups for McGregor.
McGregor hinted at a July 2022 return when he resumed sparring in April of this year. The veteran SBG Ireland performer seems to have delayed that anticipated return to the UFC all the way back to 2023 due to the shooting of a film he is working on.
In the interim, it appears that the UFC’s drug testing partner has taken a back seat when it comes to keeping an eye on the fighter because of all the time spent in treatment while on the sidelines. McGregor, hasn’t reportedly taken a USADA drug test since the third quarter of 2021, according to reports.
All competitors are subject to arbitrary drug testing every day of the year as part of the UFC’s anti-doping policy, which went into effect in 2015. The fighters provide the United States Anti-Doping Agency [USADA] with their location data, enabling the anti-doping organisation to find them for out-of-competition testing.
Fans react to Conor Mcgregor be removed from USADA testing pool
Being the best UFC fighter of all time and being the most well-known UFC fighter of all time are two very different things. Even while McGregor’s biggest fans will claim that he possesses both statuses in a brazen Irish package, In actuality, he receives criticism from numerous onlookers. Here are few fan reactions on him not being a part of USADA testing pool:-
“Conor made all the money, broke his leg, there’s no reason to go back to that kind of grind”
“Conor got so much drugs in him if he was tested he would get suspended for the rest of his life”
“So they are gonna let Conor juice and then come in on an emergency exemption like they did Brock?”
Jeff Novitsky must be only trying to clean up the sport when it’s convenient for him/UFC because my man isn’t responding a word about Conor Mcgregor’s 0 USADA tests @JeffNovitzkyUFC
— MMABulldog (@TheMMABulldog) September 17, 2022
Nevertheless, it’s possible that McGregor won’t fight again until 2023 given that he’s now in the Dominican Republic filming his Hollywood debut. When McGregor returns to the ring, a number of opponents are anticipated to be vying for a chance to face him since the Irishman is ready to compete for the 170lb title and add a third belt to his collection.