Charles Oliveira Drops Bombshell: ‘No Clue’ if Conor McGregor Will Ever Return to UFC
Months after their fiery online exchange, Charles Oliveira has confessed that he’s in the dark about Conor McGregor’s potential UFC comeback. The former lightweight champion, who has himself undergone a remarkable transformation in the UFC, candidly discussed McGregor’s uncertain future in the sport during an interview.
Oliveira’s journey in the UFC lightweight division has been a rollercoaster ride, marked by early defeats and setbacks. However, it’s precisely these adversities that have propelled him to become a dominant force in the division today.
The intrigue surrounding McGregor’s return to the Octagon intensified after a heated exchange between the two fighters on social media. They engaged in a fiery back-and-forth on Twitter, with Oliveira openly questioning McGregor’s motivation for a comeback. Oliveira also hinted at the possibility of a future bout with McGregor during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
In response, McGregor, who had been sidelined due to a leg injury since his loss to Dustin Poirier in 2021, took to Instagram to assert his presence. He declared, “I’m on the yachtsty, lad.”
When questioned about McGregor’s potential return, Oliveira offered a straightforward response, saying, “Yeah honestly, I have no clue.”
McGregor had initially aimed to make a triumphant return to the UFC in December, with Michael Chandler as a potential opponent. However, recent developments have cast doubt on this plan. McGregor admitted that his failure to rejoin the USADA testing pool in time made it unlikely for him to compete in December. He expressed frustration, feeling that he’s been kept from his livelihood for years.
Just a week before this revelation, McGregor had outlined an ambitious plan for his Octagon return, naming three potential opponents. However, USADA’s stringent requirements dictate that fighters must be in the testing pool for at least six months before becoming eligible to compete.
The uncertainty surrounding McGregor’s return continues to be a hot topic of discussion in the world of MMA. Fans eagerly await any updates on when, or if, “The Notorious” will step back into the UFC Octagon.
Conor McGregor Drops Shocking Bombshell on Training Dillon Danis ahead of Logan Paul Clash
In a surprising turn of events, Conor McGregor has revealed that he will not be helping Dillon Danis prepare for his upcoming boxing debut against Logan Paul. The former MMA prospect, a longtime friend and teammate of McGregor, is scheduled to face Paul on the undercard of the KSI vs. Tommy Fury bout in Manchester on October 14.
Initially, McGregor had publicly declared his intention to train Danis and even guaranteed Danis’s victory against Paul. However, with just two weeks remaining until fight night, McGregor has made an abrupt about-face, citing a change in their plans.
Speaking to All Out Fighting, McGregor stated, “Dillon’s gonna win, Dillon will win. You know, he had the baby, we didn’t get to train together. So, I don’t know the ins and outs. I know he’s doing well, he’s still training, and he’s gonna go for it. He’s had a baby, he had a new baby, so I tried to bring him out. Dillon’s good.”
In the lead-up to their fight, Danis found himself embroiled in legal troubles after Paul’s fiancée, Nina Agdal, filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order against Danis due to his social media trolling. McGregor expressed his disapproval of the legal actions resulting from pre-fight trash talk but acknowledged that both fighters had succeeded in creating considerable intrigue around their bout.
“It’s messy, all of that. I don’t care about it,” McGregor commented about Agdal’s lawsuit. “It’s an interesting build-up. It’s exciting, and fair play to both of them.”
McGregor, who had initially promised to train Danis for the fight, is now uncertain about whether he will even attend the event to support his friend. When asked if he would be present to cheer on Danis, McGregor responded with a tentative, “Possibly, we’ll see.”
Adding to his reasons for uncertainty, McGregor and his longtime partner, Dee Devlin, are expecting their fourth child. This familial development might lead McGregor to prioritize spending time with his family over traveling to the fight in the north-west of England.
At 35 years old, McGregor also has his own comeback fight to prepare for. After more than two years on the sidelines due to injury, he is now fully fit and expected to face Michael Chandler in the first few months of 2024.
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