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Updated December 29th, 2023 at 22:56 IST

Foremost UFC Featherweight fighter challenges Conor McGregor to a one-on-one bout

Former UFC Champ-Champ receives a challenge from a premier featherweight fighter. The fighter challenged McGregor via a social media call out.

Conor McGregor prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a UFC 264 lightweight mixed martial arts bout July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas
Conor McGregor prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a UFC 264 lightweight mixed martial arts bout July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas | Image:AP
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A foremost featherweight fighter in the UFC has called out the former champion of his division, Conor McGregor for a bout. Since suffering a devastating leg injury in his previous bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021, the Irishman has stayed inactive. Although 'The Notorious' acted as Michael Chandler's opposition coach on the UFC's reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter 31, his fight against Chandler is yet to get an official tag.

3 things you need to know

  • Conor McGregor receives a call-out from a foremost Featherweight fighter
  • McGregor vs Chandler was announced, yet, it did not materialise
  • Fans expect McGregor to mark his return at UFC 300

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Conor McGregor's delay in entering the testing pool postponed his fight

The fight was first postponed owing to the Irishman's absence from the USADA drug-testing pool. The promotion's landmark event, UFC 300, slated for April 2024, is currently the next anticipated date for his comeback to action, but no official confirmation has been made thus far.

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McGregor expressed anger about his lack of participation during his recent appearance at the Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin event in Saudi Arabia, blaming the UFC for keeping him on the sidelines and signalling that his patience is running out.

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Ilia Topuria challenges Conor McGregor

Ilia Topuria, who will face UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 298 in February, has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging McGregor to a battle. Topuria believes this fight will take place in a UFC event in Spain, however, no such event has been announced by the promotion. 

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'El Matador' tweeted:

"Topuria vs McGregor #ufcspain"

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Since Conor McGregor has climbed the weight ladder over the years, thus, if Ilia Topuria vs Conor McGregor ever attains traction, then the fight may not take take place at Featherweight.

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 22:56 IST

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