Conor McGregor will finally make a return to the octagon this year, after staying out of the fight game for almost two years due to a nasty leg injury at UFC 264 back in July 2021. While the fight dates are yet to be announced, McGregor recently revealed that he will soon be starting the official training camp for the fight, presumably at the legendary ‘big bear’ gym.
As of now ‘The Notorious’ seems to be enjoying his few days off with photos of him along with his family at Disneyland surfacing online. The 34-year-old was seen spending quality time with his wife Dee Devlin and three young kids. As a matter of fact, McGregor was also seen at the world-famous amusement park back in 2020 after his 40-second KO victory against Donald Cerrone.
When is Conor McGregor fighting next?
McGregor is all set to fight top lightweight contender Michael Chandler in the second half of this year, most probably in July or August as per the Irishman himself. Before the fight, McGregor and Chandler will also compete against each other at the 31st edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ which will air on ESPN from May 15th. Both the fighters have concluded the filming for the site already and now will only see each other eye-to-eye inside the UFC octagon.
Millions and millions and millions of ppv buys. https://t.co/Klmi7dNLcK
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 20, 2023
McGregor had been out of active competition for almost two years now, but even with peak fitness, Conor wasn;t the most active fighter. Since winning the lightweight belt in 2017 against Eddie Alvarez, McGregor only fought four times in the following years with only 1 win coming against a battered Cowboy Cerrone.
Talking about the fight against Chandler, The ‘Mystic Mac’ said “For Chandler, I’m just too slick for him, I’m too skilled for him, and he’s not fought someone like me. I’ve fought someone like him, though…It’s just in general. It’s the mixed martial arts style, right? The short wrestler. It’s just kind of MMA, isn’t it? It ain’t nothing peculiar…or unsure of. I’ve fought against that style (for) many, many years.”
Do you think Conor McGregor can turn back the clock and showcase the level of dominance he once did or will his career have a bitter ending?