Two days after UFC president Dana White bluntly announced that Conor McGregor would be exempt from a mandatory six-month drug test, the Irish fighter has confirmed he is looking to fight Michael Chandler before the end of the year.
“December. I will torture him until the third round,” McGregor wrote on the social network.
On December 16, the world’s strongest league will end the year with UFC 296 in Las Vegas, with a welterweight bout between McGregor and Chandler likely to be the main event of the numbered event.
As you know, the main obstacle in organizing the fight was the requirement of the US Anti-Doping Agency, according to which Conor McGregor must return to the USADA testing pool and undergo six months of checks before he is allowed to return to the octagon.
“He’s not in the testing pool, but he could be back this year, one hundred percent,” White told reporters last Friday. “Who cares what USADA says – with Conor you never know how things will turn out, so we’ll see”
In fact, thereby the head of the organization recalled that USADA is a hired regulator of the UFC’s anti-doping policy, and the league has the last word.