Above the previous couple months, various fighters have been contacting out previous UFC lightweight and featherweight winner Conor McGregor. Michael Chandler was the most current to challenge the “Notorious” one adhering to his big acquire around Tony Ferguson at UFC 274. He is inclined to wait as long as it will take.
McGregor is recovering from a damaged tibia he suffered in a TKO reduction to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. McGregor could not transfer off the canvas, so he did his postfight interview with Joe Rogan although on the floor. Given that then, McGregor has been therapeutic and preparing for a return.
When, exactly, will McGregor return to the Octagon? Early reviews claimed that he would be back by summer time, but followers may well need to wait around extended.
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UFC president Dana White presented an update last thirty day period on McGregor, saying that the Irish fighter is ready for his comeback.
“He’s chomping at the little bit to occur back,” White told TMZ Sporting activities (via SportsNaut). “Realistically, when you appear at anything he is acquired likely on proper now with coming back again and other things that have to have to be finished to get ready to prepare all over again, [a return timeframe is] possibly early fall.”
McGregor instructed SevereMMA in February that he would be allowed to spar once more by April. He has due to the fact been sharing photographs of his progress by way of Instagram. The greatest examination will be complete martial arts schooling. The 33-year-old has been focusing on his boxing in his past couple of fights.
McGregor manufactured his professional debut in 2008. Schooling underneath John Kavanagh, he won the Cage Warriors featherweight and light-weight titles. He joined the UFC in 2013. In 2015, McGregor conquer Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to get the UFC featherweight title. Just after two epic clashes versus Nate Diaz in which they went 1-1, McGregor defeat Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title.
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The then-double champion fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in 2017, shedding via TKO. Immediately after starting to be one of the richest fighters in the earth, McGregor would not look in an Octagon once more until eventually 2018. He was stripped of his titles in the method. McGregor misplaced to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the light-weight title in 2018 via submission. Considering the fact that his return, he is 1-3 in the Octagon.
Matchups other than Chandler that could be booked for McGregor incorporate Charles Oliveira, a fourth combat towards Poirier and a possible third battle with Diaz.