Conor McGregor promises to ‘get a fight on’ after pushing his comeback bout against Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor recently addressed his fans, expressing his determination to secure a UFC return despite failing to meet the USADA testing deadline.

In order to compete this year, McGregor needs to complete six months of random testing with the USADA. But he has been absent from the USADA pool since the third quarter of 2021, making his bout with Michael Chandler on December 16 uncertain.

McGregor’s failure to enroll with USADA by June 16 has put his match with Chandler in jeopardy. The Irish MMA icon recent encountered a crowd gathered outside a hotel in New York. He assured TMZ that he would ‘get a fight on’ and expressed gratitude for the support he has received.

“Thank you so much for the support, appreciate the support,” 34-year-old McGregor responded when¬†TMZ Sports¬†asked what message he would send to his millions of fans.
“Fighting. Looking to get a fight going.”

Despite McGregor’s assurance, the details of his return to the Octagon remain uncertain. His absence from the USADA’s online database has raised questions about when he will be able to compete again.

McGregor’s last match took place in July 2021, resulting in a technical knockout loss to Dustin Poirier after breaking his fibula.

Michael Chandler has been slated to face McGregor at the end of the year. Addressing the news of McGregor’s absence from USADA, Chandler voiced his frustration and questioned McGregor’s commitment.

He said: “Alright guys, you guys have all seen the news: Conor’s not in USADA. One 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 today to add insult to injury. Where you at, boy?”

Both Chandler and McGregor recently concluded filming for the latest season of the TUF series, where they play the role of rival coaches before their anticipated showdown. The fourth episode aired on Tuesday, and showcased Chandler moving up 4-0 against McGregor in the competition.

As the uncertainty surrounding McGregor’s return persists, fans eagerly await news of his anticipated match. Whether McGregor and Chandler will ultimately face each other in the Octagon remains to be seen.