“Gone through a lot of sh*t trying to put this fight together” - Dana White shares update on UFC 300 main event

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Dana White (left) shares update on UFC 300 (right) main event [Images via Instagram @DanaWhite and @UFC]

Dana White stated that he and the UFC matchmakers have “gone through a lot of crazy sh*t” while working on the UFC 300 main event.

On April 13, the UFC will return to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, for UFC 300. The highly anticipated event has been a consistent talking point in the MMA community, as the milestone led to a stacked fight card that currently features nine reigning or former UFC champions.

Earlier this week, Dana White sat down for a post-fight interview following Power Slap 6, where he provided an update on the unannounced UFC 300 main event:

“Who knows who’s going to be the UFC 300 headliner? It’s been interesting, I can tell you that… I’d announce it now if we had it. We’ve gone through a lot of crazy sh*t trying to put this fight together.” [H/t: MMA Junkie on X]

Conor McGregor offers different return timeline than Dana White

In 2023, Conor McGregor attempted to make his highly anticipated octagon return. Unfortunately, ‘The Notorious’ didn’t fulfill USADA’s drug-testing requirements, postponing his next fight until 2024.

Dana White recently claimed McGregor will likely fight in the fall of this year. With that said, the former two-division UFC champion seems to have a different timeline in mind, as he posted the following message on X:

“Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest sporting days for my friends in the States, second only to the Mac’s return to the octagon this summer! Good luck to the 49ers and the Chiefs, leave something in Vegas for me.”

McGregor’s next opponent is expected to be Michael Chandler. The pair coached against each other on 'The Ultimate Fighter' Season 31 and established a heated rivalry.

Despite ‘The Notorious’ previously claiming he was pursuing a different opponent, White has confirmed McGregor will fight Chandler. ‘Iron’ last fought in November 2022, suffering a third-round submission loss against Dustin Poirier.

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Edited by Anantaajith Raghuraman