The latest UFC news update: Conor McGregor’s return to the octagon in 2023 seems uncertain. Find out about the setbacks at UFC Nashville and Sean Strickland’s challenge to Israel Adesanya.
In today’s MMA News Roundup, we bring you the latest updates from the world of mixed martial arts. The highly anticipated return of Conor McGregor to the octagon in 2023 seems uncertain, leaving fans disappointed and questioning his future in the sport.
Setbacks at UFC Nashville
UFC Nashville has faced some major setbacks with two headlining fights being canceled. Umar Nurmagomedov had to withdraw from the event due to a shoulder dislocation during training. Additionally, the light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Ion Cutelaba was also removed from the card, without any explanation provided.
Conor McGregor’s Absence Continues
After a two-year hiatus caused by a broken leg, McGregor’s return to the UFC was highly anticipated. However, recent controversies and a lack of fight-readiness have left fans disappointed. McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, confirmed that the Irishman will not be making a comeback in 2023. However, there is still hope for a return in 2024, as discussions with the UFC and USADA are ongoing.
Sean Strickland’s Challenge
With Dricus Du Plessis potentially unable to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 293, Sean Strickland has stepped up as a new challenger. In a recent interview, Strickland expressed his willingness to fight on short notice and criticized Du Plessis for hesitating. He made it clear that he is ready to face Adesanya if the price is right.
Stay tuned for more updates on the world of MMA!