The latest on the UFC’s Conor McGregor fight and the UFC-related drama
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UFC middleweight Conor McGregor’s first fight in more than three years is set to go ahead as scheduled on Sunday.UFC President Dana White announced the event on his Twitter account.
A source told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani that it’s likely McGregor will be the next to make his UFC debut, while a source close to McGregor told MMA Fighting that it will take place on May 9.
A person close to the UFC told MMAWeekly.com that McGregor would be making his return to action for the first time since June, when he fought Nate Diaz.
It’s unclear when McGregor will make his first UFC appearance, though it’s possible it could be as soon as the first day of the UFC 162 card in Las Vegas on May 7.
McGregor (15-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was forced to withdraw from the title fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 162 following an elbow that caused him to fall to the canvas.
Diaz won by submission, which was the UFC record for a first-round knockout.UFC president Dana White confirmed in March that McGregor had been suspended for the fight.
The UFC released a statement Friday saying the fight was rescheduled for the second-to-last card of the year.
It is still unclear how McGregor’s suspension will affect the UFC 182 card, which takes place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Las Vegas, Nevada.
McGregor, who was scheduled to fight Diaz on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, could potentially face either Alexander Gustafsson or Conor McGregor in the co-main event.UFC 182 also includes a welterweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas, and the coampost between Glover Teixeira and Glover Tebow.
UFC middleweight Conor McGregor’s first fight in more than three years is set to go ahead as scheduled on Sunday.UFC…
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