Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the biggest star in MMA history. His greatness rests on an extraordinary sense of destiny, an extraordinary coach in SBGi founder John Kavanagh, and an extraordinary work ethic. Further, it must be said, "The Notorious" sports an iconic beard.
Like Zeus, Kimbo Slice, Santa Claus, Abe Lincoln, Karl Marx, Jesus, and Chuck Norris, the man is impossible to imagine without a beard. However, as of Halloween, it's gone.
One day he had it.
And the next day, it was gone!!?!
Who the fook is that guy??!?
Also pictured in the series were his partner Dee Devlin, and their children Conor Jr., Croia, and Rian. For the record, Conor Jr is Venom-ish, Croia's the fairy, and Rian's the chip-loving lion. The pilot is McGregor, and the co-pilot Devlin.
McGregor, 34, has been sidelined following a broken leg suffered vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, on July 10, 2021. He has not been tested by USADA in 2021.
“Once UFC athletes are enrolled in the testing program, they are subject to testing - even when not competing - unless they notify the UFC of their retirement, their contract is terminated, or they are otherwise removed from the program,” said USADA in a statement. “In the event of an athlete’s return to the UFC, they are required to remain in the USADA testing pool for six months before they are permitted to compete. Similar to World Anti-Doping Agency rules, the UFC may grant an exemption to the six-month written notice rule in exceptional circumstances or where the strict application of that rule would be manifestly unfair to the athlete, but in both cases under the UFC rules, the athlete must provide at least two negative samples before returning to competition. We do not comment on the testing pool status of any particular athlete.”
McGregor plans to return to the UFC Octagon in the first quarter of 2023. In March the fighter told TheMacLife that he plans to return at welterweight. Potential opponents include Jorge Masvidal and a boxing rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. His last win was vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, at UFC 246, on January 18, 2020.