Former double heavyweight UFC champion Conor McGregor won’t return to the Octagon until 2023.
Since facing Dustin Poirier’s trilogy at UFC 264 last July, the Irishman has People have come out of the cage. In that match, McGregor lost the first-round TKO after breaking his leg. The former champion has been on the shelf for more than a year because of that injury.
That time away from the cage, 34 seems to be half the combat sports community calling him 34 years old. Jake Paul, Floyd Mayweather, Nate Diaz and others have all been linked to the “Notorious” showdown. So far, these matchups have been inconclusive.
However, these matchups don’t seem to be coming anytime soon. Conor McGregor’s manager Tim Simpson is accepting MMAJunkie discussed the former champion’s return in an interview. According to him, his clients will not return until next year. Advertising – continue reading below
While his return will not come for the time being, the manager also praised the Irishman’s recent training. Notably, McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh also praised his efforts in the practice room last month.
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“He’s still on track to make a big comeback next year, but at the same time it fits perfectly,” Tim Simpson told MMAJunkie. “The leg is still healing. I think there’s more work to do, but he trains like a madman twice a day, every day. He has his full team: the McGregor Fast team, all his health and fitness staff, Physiotherapist, boxing, coach. He’s been working hard. He’s been training really hard. He’s been in amazing form – just the final adjustment to get that leg back where it needs to be.”
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