Conor McGregor has yet again sparked intrigue with his social media presence.
Its been over a year since the Irishman has been seen competing inside the Octagon. His last appearance inside the cage came against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy contest. Unfortunately for McGregor, the fight was stopped due to an injury when he broke his leg in the middle of the fight. Poirier was awarded the victory via Doctor Stoppage.
The bout resulted in what is now a two-fight losing streak for McGregor, putting the ball in Poirier’s court for a 2-1 lead over “Notorious” in their trilogy of contests. Now, McGregor is on the mend, awaiting his return from injury so he can once again compete inside the same cage that birthed his rise to superstardom.
Conor McGregor Confuses Fans
Since his injury layoff McGregor has been sharing his physical development process with fans on social media. This oftentimes comes along with captions teasing his inevitable return to fighting action. However, his latest post has many fans scratching their heads, trying to decipher what it could mean.
McGregor shared a video of himself using a monkey filter, muttering the phrase “I told you I’d be back”.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 7, 2022
The responses to the post range from a variety of confusion to support. Many have pointed out that the monkey or gorilla have been key figures for McGregor’s fighting career considering it’s used as a logo for his longtime gym, SGB Ireland.
The Irishman also has a tattoo of a gorilla on his chest, which has become rather iconic. Nonetheless, while McGregor awaits his return to fighting action, he’s certainly keeping busy. He is making his acting debut alongside Jake Gylenhaal in an upcoming reboot of the iconic film, “Roadhouse.”
After which, according to his manager Tim Simpson speaking to MMA Junkie, he’ll be ready to return to fighting action.
“A fun little venture then switching back to climbing the mountain again. It fits in perfectly. He’s still on track for a big return next year, but this fits in perfectly in the meantime,” Simpson said.
“Acting wasn’t something I think that Conor at the very front of his mind, right now he’s still a world class athlete and his focus is being the best fighter in the world. The leg is still healing, I think there’s a little bit more to go on that but he’s been training like a madman. Twice a day, every day. “