Conor McGregor is scheduled to face Michael Chandler in the octagon later this year, and he seems to be more energized and enthusiastic than ever before his return.
Dana White announced earlier this month the 34-year-old MMA fighter would be coaching on the upcoming 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, prior to his fight with Michael Chandler.
After nearly two years away from the octagon as a fighter and nearly eight years away from the coaching bench, Conor’s return has been confirmed.
— UFC (@ufc) February 4, 2023
In 2015, during the 22nd season of the television reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” Conor McGregor appeared for the last time as a coach on the show. That, as was to be anticipated, did not proceed in a smooth manner; rather, the former featherweight and lightweight champion found himself in the middle of a flurry of trash-talking, physical altercations, and controversy.
For God and Country 🇮🇪🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/SlEc74Ky8D
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 10, 2023
This coming week, The Notorious will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada, in order to prepare for the filming of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
During an interview with Donagh Corby, a combat sports reporter for The Mirror, the Irish mixed martial arts superstar discussed everything pertaining to his upcoming bout, including his coaching role and his training.
“I’m looking forward to it. I feel good. I feel energetic. I feel ready. I’m throwing up my high kicks faster than I’m throwing out my jabs. So, I’m very excited to get back. [I fly out to Las Vegas] tomorrow.” said Connor.
In fine form, well rested.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 14, 2023
At UFC 264 in the summer of 2021, The Notorious competed in his final octagon fight, which he ultimately lost to the American Dustin Poirier. The Diamond knocked him out for the second time, but not before he suffered a broken tibia and fibula in the first round.
However, Conor has recovered and is now ready to fight.