Conor McGregor has been given a chance, however remote, to return to boxing and compete for a world boxing title, despite the fact that the Irishman is not expected to compete for at least six months due to his exclusion from the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s testing pool.
Boxers who have left the pool must enrol in the year-round testing programme for six months before competing unless granted an exemption, in which case they must test negative twice.
Furthermore, McGregor is still out after breaking his leg in his last trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in the UFC.
Currently, the Irish fighter is filming the remake of Road House, something that keeps him quite busy and focused as he has stated on social media.
“There is no one in Hollywood with the skills or the capability to do what I am doing in this movie “the roadhouse”. Box office records. Awards,” he wrote on Twitter.
Boxing has come knocking on McGregor’s door in an unexpected way. The Irishman has been offered to take on Dennis Hogan for the IBO light middleweight title, which Spike O’Sullivan is also keen to fight for.
“We have been in touch with both Spike and Conor’s team,” Hogan’s manager Steve Scanlan told Irish-boxing.com.
“Spike’s team will move heaven and earth to make this fight, so that is a much easier fight to make happen but we are just working through everything.”
It should be noted that McGregor is under contract with the UFC, with whom he has two more fights scheduled when he returns. Scanlan, on the other hand, does not rule out the possibility of a fight taking place.
“If we don’t fight Conor, which obviously is a long shot, but crazier things have happened, then we will 100 percent be fighting Spike in Ireland,” he added.
If McGregor accepts the offer, he will return to boxing after his defeat against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, when the American decided to retire.