Today marks 858 days since Conor McGregor suffered a gut-wrenching leg break during his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier. Despite the adversity, fans are optimistic about the return of the UFC’s biggest star in 2024.
In a recent Q&A session on X, ‘The Notorious’ took the stage, candidly tackling a barrage of fan questions that provided updates and insights on many intriguing topics. As we delve into McGregor’s responses, we’ll spotlight the most noteworthy moments from the Q&A. Although, in true McGregor fashion, some of his tweets have already been deleted.
Conor McGregor Wants the Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch
When questioned about his preferred rematch opponent, the Dubliner wasted no time delivering a signature McGregor response, taking a direct shot at Khabib: “Khabib. The fight game’s biggest chicken.” Notably, the post has since been deleted.
Khabib retired from competition in October 2020 and vacated the 155lb belt after promising his mother he would not continue to fight again without his late father. So it’s unlikely we ever see the pair face off in the octagon again. The Russian reinforced this sentiment after recently revealing he turned down offers of 40 million dollars to make a return to the UFC.
Continuing the discussion on rematches, a fan also questioned McGregor on whether he’ll be fighting Poirier again at some point. His response was a very stern yes: “Let’s be real, it’s a must. Unfinished”
Will McGregor fight at UFC 300?
When it was clear that McGregor wouldn’t be fighting in 2023 due to him not being in the USADA testing pool, it looked like the next suitable option for the return of “The Notorious” was UFC 300, scheduled for April (ish). However, this week, longtime coach of McGregor, John Kavanagh, appeared on The MMA Hour and was questioned about the Irishman’s return. He speculated that it’s looking more likely that McGregor will return in July of 2024.
However, contrary to Kavanagh’s announcement, McGregor took to X to reply to a fan asking about UFC 300 and whether he’s in or out. To which the Dubliner simply replied, “In”.
Adding to this, McGregor also replied to another user, “I am confident we get the set date. There is no one holding no one back. A lot goes on behind the scenes but all involved are working hard to make it happen”.
USADA’s UFC contract is expiring at the end of the year, and the UFC will now cooperate with Drug Free Sport International. So it’s unclear when “The Notorious” will be eligible to make that iconic ring walk once again.
Regardless of your opinion on McGregor, the UFC attains its pinnacle of excitement when he’s in the mix. Here’s hoping for the imminent return of the crowd erupting in pure exhilaration at the first strains of “Foggy Dew.”