Conor McGregor: This year, no UFC fighter had More Testing than the Irishman

Conor McGregor, being subject to extensive drug testing, remains a topic of interest as he hints at his potential comeback to the fighting scene.

McGregor has undergone five drug tests since January 1, conducted by external parties. No other fighter has undergone as many tests as this one.

The former UFC champion has expressed his strong desire to make a comeback this summer, as he has been out of the ring since 2021.

However, the UFC has not made an official announcement regarding his return.

McGregor has been enthusiastically promoting his acting debut in the film Road House this week and has taken advantage of the tour to urge the UFC to officially announce a fight date.

The 35-year-old is set to take on American Michael Chandler upon his comeback.

There was quite a commotion when it was revealed that McGregor had opted out of the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (Usada) testing pool after his loss to Dustin Poirier in 2021.

The Dubliner sustained a fractured leg during that altercation, yet he resumed participation in the anti-doping program in the following year.

The UFC has recently terminated their anti-doping partnership with Usada and has instead formed a new collaboration with Drug Free Sport International.

Combat Sports Anti-Doping (CSAD) is responsible for overseeing the anti-doping program. Recently, heavyweight Walt Harris from the USA received a ban, making him the first UFC athlete to face consequences in the new era.

Harris has received a suspension of 48 months due to two separate instances of anti-doping violations that took place in July and August of last year.

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