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Report: ‘Plans are changing’ regarding Conor McGregor at UFC 300

The Irish sports star has said he’s pushing to fight at UFC 300 ... and it sounds like the promotion might be reversing course on a plan to make him wait until July.

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Conor McGregor might end up competing at UFC 300 after all ...

Recently, McGregor’s long-time coach John Kavanagh disappointed the mixed martial arts (MMA) world, revealing that UFC wasn’t interested in having “The Notorious” headline the historic pay-per-view (PPV) event (tentatively planned for April 2024).

Instead, Dana White and Co. were looking to book McGregor’s comeback fight for later in the summer.

And that kind of sucks.

Sure, it’s only three extra months. But, it’s on top of two years of rehab and endless delays because of drug testing technicalities. The fans want to see McGregor back in the cage as soon as possible ... and UFC may be listening.

Appearing on The Timbo Sugar Show, MMA reporter, Ariel Helwani, shared an update on the situation.

“Didn’t you just hear John Kavanagh say ‘No’ on my show?” he asked. “But, I’ve heard since then that maybe plans are changing.

“Sometimes I feel like the UFC — because Conor is such a big deal — they try to find like the perfect scenario for him to fight in,” he continued (via MMA News). “And I can understand from a business standpoint why you wouldn’t want to put him on 300. [Because] 300 is going to sell itself because of the pageantry of the number and whatnot, so maybe if you put him on 301, you get two bites at that million buy apple.

“Maybe 301 wouldn’t be great without him, but to me, come on man,” he concluded. “Conor’s ready to go, who knows how many fights he has left in him, he’s foaming at the mouth, he’s almost begging for a fight. Put him on that damn card.”

There may be some desperation on UFC’s part as well. There’s no clear headliner fight for UFC 300 at the moment. There’s not even any clear combination of headliners that could live up to what the UFC put together for UFC 100 or 200. Most of the biggest stars are injured or taking breaks.

Who’s left, willing and able? Conor McGregor.

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