Conor McGregor, a former UFC champion at two weight classes who sustained a catastrophic leg break in his most recent fight in 2021, declared on Thursday that he hopes to return to the ring in “early 2023.” He’s in the middle of making a Hollywood movie, but he plans to start a training camp soon after. There are over 3 million readers of Morning Brew.
You ought to, too! Thank you for registering! On Instagram Live, Conor McGregor declared his intention to compete once again in “early 2023” and return to the UFC.
I’ll hopefully be back soon, McGregor said on the social media platform said. “I’m aiming for early 2023.” In the first quarter, probably.
The former UFC champion at two weight classes hasn’t fought since he fractured his leg by accident during his second straight defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.
Due to the severity of the injury, UFC president Dana White predicted that the Irishman would not be able to compete again until the summer of 2022.
White informed Fox News that it would take the man a year to recuperate from this incident before he could return.
White claimed that McGregor has had “ankle troubles for the previous two years” and “severe arthritis in his ankles” in the same interview.
John Kavanagh, who oversees the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin and has been McGregor’s longtime trainer, predicted a comeback in the summer later in the year. I believe he will succeed in that, says he told MMA Junkie
AFTER COMPLETING A HOLLYWOOD OBLIGATION, MCGREGOR WANT TO RETURN
The only fighter on the whole UFC roster who hasn’t had a test from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) this year is fighter As Aaron Bronsteter observed for Canadian sports broadcaster TSN , Conor McGregor.
Before he can participate, McGregor, who is ranked No. 13 in the lightweight division, must spend another six months in the USADA testing pool.
However, USADA informed TSN that “under extreme situations,” the UFC “may grant an exemption to the six-month written notice provision.”
However, the 34-year-old has also been filming a remake of the movie “Road House” with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Dominican Republic, which has put McGregor’s early 2023 comeback nine months behind schedule.
McGregor stated that he would start training camp as soon as that movie is finished in the upcoming days. He remarked, “That will give me a solid couple of months” to get ready for a UFC fight.
MCGREGOR HAS BEEN LINKED WITH MANY RETURN OPPONENTS It is unknown who McGregor would face in a comeback fight, but he has previously been mentioned in connection with matches with Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler, and Justin Gaethje.
Mike Tyson, a legendary boxer, advised Conor McGregor to take “one or two gimme fights” to regain his confidence before aiming for the UFC lightweight championship, which is now held by Islam Makhachev.
He might like to fight fellow veteran Tony Ferguson, who is ranked No. 14 at 155 pounds, if he were to heed the champion’s suggestion.