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Dana White confirms that Conor McGregor wasn’t considered for UFC 300 and casts doubts on his return in 2024

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Conor McGregor wasn’t considered for UFC 300.

Following Ilia Topuria’s shocking second-round knockout of Alexander Volkanovski to claim the featherweight world title in Anaheim, UFC CEO Dana White officially revealed that the UFC 300 main event on April 13 will be a light heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Alex Pereira and returning ex-titleholder Jamahal Hill.

White said that Conor McGregor wasn’t the main headliner of the UFC 298 event, despite many rumors to suggest otherwise. That prompted one reporter to question why exactly it was taking so long for the UFC to book the Irishman’s return.

White was quick to place the blame squarely on McGregor’s shoulders.

“We’ll be thrilled when he comes and fights, but money complicates a lot of things,” White said. “He just filmed a movie, he has to do press for the movie… He does want to fight this year, but we’ll see what…



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