Conor McGregor Takes First Step Towards UFC Return

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Conor McGregor took to social media to announce he has entered into the UFC’s anti-doping program. At least, according to the former featherweight and lightweight champion.

Conor McGregor Gets ‘Ball Rolling’ On UFC Return

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor claims he has started the process towards making his Octagon return.

McGregor took to social media to announce he has submitted his work to the UFC’s anti-doping program, which would begin getting him into the drug testing pool to be tested.

The ex-featherweight and lightweight champion needs to complete six months of testing before being cleared after being dropped out. He was removed following a 2021 loss to Dustin Poirier in which McGregor suffered a serious leg injury.

“Find my targets,” he posted on Instagram. “Hit them. (Expletive) the consequences. You’re going down. This is fighting. Sparring day with slick Nikolay Grozdev. Always a banger of a spar with the slick fella.

“Submitted my stuff to (Jeff) Novitzky. Ball rolling. See you soon you little light work (expletive).”

McGregor recently was a coach on The Ultimate Fighter opposite Michael Chandler. The two have been linked since that time for a bout, with early indications of it taking place late in 2023.

Novitzky is a UFC senior vice president who oversees the anti-doping program.

With McGregor stating he is back in, that would keep him out of the remainder of the calendar year. However, he could be ready to go for UFC 300, which is expected to take place in 2024 possibly in April.

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