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Conor McGregor gives update on USADA and reveals weight class for comeback



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“The Notorious” Conor McGregor. Photo: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor sees things moving fast when he’s back in action.

Visiting Ariel Helwani in a special episode of MMA Hour, the Irish superstar predicted a late summer return to the cage, and opened up for fighting twice in 2023.

However, in order to fight in the UFC he needs to get back into the USADA testing pool.

“I’m not rushing nothing,” McGregor said (via Aaron Bronsteter). “There’s hurdles and whatnot, but we’re in constant communication and there’s an interview scheduled and a meeting happens and then it will be official. But the six months thing, what they had said was two clean tests and off I go, so I assume it won’t be too long.”

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Conor McGregor wants a title shot at welterweight

Conor’s first fight will be against top ranked Michael Chandler. The UFC has not confirmed the weight class for the highly anticipated fight, but talking to Helwani, Conor clarified that the comeback will take place at welterweight.

“170. I’m 170 next,” McGregor said and claimed he wants to fight for the welterweight gold next. “I would like that.”

Where and when the comeback will take place is not yet set, but the Irishman revealed there’s plenty of options.

“Possibly Vegas, possibly New York, possibly Texas, also possibly a Stadium in London,” McGregor said.

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