Conor McGregor “has no intention” of fighting this year, according to former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub.
cGregor has been teasing a comeback in recent weeks since returning to training after breaking his leg last summer in his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier.
At UFC 274 on Saturday, Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira called out McGregor after winning their respective fights, and the Irishman accepted both proposals on Twitter.
However, McGregor is unlikely to fight this year, although he initially suggested he would return to the Octagon this summer.
“Here’s the thing, he broke his leg and I think the earliest he can come back is November,” Schaub said on his podcast.
“You know, the year has just started and it’s May. So, for Chandler, you’re going to wait until November, and from what I’m hearing from my sources, Conor has no plans to fight this year.
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping also said McGregor will not compete this year, on BT Sport’s YouTube channel.
Schaub continued, “That’s why he’s so tall, you know? So if he fought Chandler it would be at 170 pounds, but at the earliest you’re looking at November.
“I know Michael Chandler, I know him pretty well, consider him my friend. He’s not waiting until November, it’s not going to happen.
McGregor, a former featherweight and lightweight champion, competed at welterweight in the UFC three times but fights primarily as a lightweight.
Oliveira was stripped of the lightweight belt ahead of UFC 274 after losing weight, but the Brazilian submitted Justin Gaethje in the main event to deny the American a title win and establish himself as the contender #1.
Chandler, meanwhile, also competes at lightweight, but said he would even fight McGregor at welterweight, as “Notorious” has put on a lot of muscle in recent months.