Dana White has confirmed that Conor McGregor has submitted the necessary paperwork to re-enter the USADA testing pool.
McGregor generated excitement among his fans on Instagram last week when he shared a post in which he disclosed that he had ‘forwarded materials to Novitzky’ to initiate the process.
Jeff Novitzky serves as the senior vice president of athlete health and performance at the UFC, where he plays a key role in assisting with USADA testing for athletes.
Conor McGregor’s anticipated comeback fight against Michael Chandler has been postponed due to his absence from the USADA testing pool. Fighters are typically required to be in the pool for a minimum of six months before they become eligible to compete again.
In the press conference after UFC Vegas 80, UFC President Dana White said that McGregor’s paperwork for USADA is likely to be posted on Monday or sometime in next week.
Conor McGregor faced two consecutive defeats against Dustin Poirier. During their trilogy fight at UFC 264, McGregor suffered an ankle injury and has been inactive since. His last victory was in 2020 at UFC 246 event when he emerged victorious against Donald Cerrone.
Conor McGregor’s UFC record is 10 wins, 4 losses, and no draws. Dana White did not provide a specific timeline for McGregor’s potential return, but he did mention that UFC 300 could be a possibility.