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Conor McGregor could return to the Octagon in the near future after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July.
33 year old man tweeted Saturday that he will be allowed to train by April, adding: “By then, a comeback will be imminent.”
McGregor lost to Poirier with a doctor save at the end of the first round. He entered the fight with several stress fractures in his leg and probably shouldn’t have fought in the first place.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh recently provided an update on the Irishman’s return to the Octagon during an appearance on Radio Submission (h / t Alex Pattle from The Independent):
“He’s been doing a lot of weight training right now. The guy is super energized. I think he’s coming back to middleweight! But he’ll be back on the mats with me soon and we’ll start again with combat sports training. In fact, I joked with him, I said, ‘Look, I would rather we just start with techniques, exercises, let’s see how you are.’ And he said to me, ‘No, I’m going to do it. [five five-minute rounds], that’s what I come back to do.
“And I’m like, ‘Oh great …’ But he’s very excited, very optimistic, very excited to attack 2022. And I don’t know when he will be back, but he will be back.”
McGregor has been linked with potential fights with Max Holloway and Nate Diaz. However, he plans to face the UFC lightweight champion when he’s ready to return, he tweeted last week, according to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, who noted that it could very well be. Pear tree.
Kavanagh also added that McGregor is “not so much about warm-up fights,” so it’s no surprise he’s aiming for the UFC lightweight champion.
Kavanagh added, “Whoever he faces, he will be very motivated. It is clear that at this point Conor has a few pounds, he has a few dollars in his bank account. So that’s not the factor. motivation at this point, his motivator is to compete, to improve and measure up to anyone. “
In addition to UFC 264, McGregor also lost to Poirier at UFC 257 in January via a second round TKO. He’s only had one win since 2016, a first-round TKO from Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.
McGregor is 22-6 in his career.