CONOR MCGREGOR has apparently hinted at a return to the UFC’s drug testing pool soon.
has been excluded from the United States Anti-Doping Agency pool since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier two years ago.
UFC president Dana White announced earlier this month that McGregor has yet to rejoin the pool – raising doubts about a year-end promotion’s figurehead return.
But the Notorious, 34, apparently hinted on Sunday that he has re-enlisted in the scheme.
In a now-deleted tweet, the UFC figurehead wrote, “Hello, Ysada.”
UFC and USADA policies require that athletes who re-enter the pool must be enrolled for at least six months before being allowed to compete again.
However, the UFC may grant an exception to the written notice rule in “extraordinary circumstances”.
Team McGregor insist they will not bend the rules to seal an earlier Octagon return.
Manager Audie Attar recently toldJunkie: “Conor was one of the most tested athletes when he competed.
“And we’re doing things the right way.
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“We are in active discussions with the UFC, we’ve spoken to USADA and we’re going to make things right.”
“That’s all I’ll say about it.
“The thing with thatThat means people will speculate and there will be stories circulating that nine times out of ten are very inaccurate and wrong.
“So that’s all I’m going to say about that.
“But he’s definitely aiming for a comeback in 2024.”
McGregor was to be welcomed back into the cage by former three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler – his counter-trainer in The Ultimate Fighter season 31.
But Mystic Mac apparently ended the fight by turning his attention to Justin Gaethje.
The former two-division champion made a beeline for The Highlight after watching him KO Dustin Poirier with a brutal headbutt last weekend.
He tweeted, “I’m the real BMF, he can fight for pennies if he wants but I want spirits.”
“I call the shots. I’m about to be in charge. F**k Chandler. You want it, call for it.”
He added, “Justin, I’m going to slap you.”
SunSport has reached out to the United States Anti-Doping Agency for comment.