Conor McGregor provides update on UFC comeback

The Notorious is expected to make his much-awaited return this year

By Web Desk
March 16, 2024
Conor McGregor has not won a fight since 2021. — X/TheNotoriousMMA

UFC star Conor McGregor provided an update on his much-awaited comeback to the octagon stating that the negotiations are underway.

McGregor was expected to make his UFC return this year but that couldn’t happen as Dana White announced Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC 300.

However, the Notorious is now counting the days on his return and stated that he is eager to mark his return to the octagon.

“I’m eager for [a return],” McGregor told Swedish outlet, Moviezine. “We’re in the first quarter of 2024, there’s still a good chunk of the year left.”

“I’ve got two fights left on my contract,” Conor McGregor explained. “Negotiations are ongoing.”

Remember, the last time McGregor was in the octagon was during his fight against Dustin Poirier after which he spent almost two years out of action following a nasty leg break at UFC 264 in July 2021.

There were rumours that McGregor may face Michael Chandler at UFC 296 as the two spent the better part of last year having off-field bouts with one another but that didn’t happen as the Notorious failed to meet UFC’s policy of six months of mandatory drug testing after which White announced Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington will headline the final UFC show of the year.

It is worth mentioning that McGregor lost three of his last four fights. Including back-to-back defeats against Poirier at UFC 257 and 264 and a famous submission defeat against the undefeated UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 7, 2018.

At his peak, the Irishman won two UFC titles and impressively knocked out eight opponents. The quickest knockout win of his career came against Jose Aldo in December 2015 when he knocked Aldo out in just 13 seconds.

In his UFC career, the 35-year-old was undefeated in his first seven fights from 2013 to 2015. His first loss came against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in March 2016.