Conor McGregor is ready to get back to work following a long layoff.
Conor McGregor is planning his comeback to the UFC later this year. He will be doing it in style with a stint as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter across from Michael Chandler and then will be fighting him afterward. He has been absent from the UFC since July of 2021 when he suffered a leg break in his last fight against Dustin Poirier. Since then he has been healing up and is now finally ready to get back in the Octagon. Little has been said from McGregor’s side of things about this matchup but now he has given the fans a little soundbite to hold them over until the new season of TUF airs.
McGregor is one of the biggest talkers in all of MMA. He is the king of trash talk and is constantly engaging in feuds on social media. However, getting a quote from him in person isn’t the easiest task. In a recent interview, McGregor explains his feelings leading up to his return.
Conor McGregor is feeling energetic in the leadup to The Ultimate Fighter season
McGregor’s time away from competition has been an eventful one for him. He filmed a movie while letting his leg heal and has kept busy with different business ventures. His return to the cage has been highly anticipated and now with a date possibly looming, McGregor is spilling the beans on how he feels both physically and mentally.
“I’m looking forward to it,” McGregor said in an interview with the Daily Mirror. “I’m looking forward to it. I feel good, feel energetic, feel ready. I’m throwing up my high kicks faster than I’m throwing up my jab, so I’m very excited to get back.”
There has been some speculation over the last few months about how McGregor’s broken leg would heal. He is now assuring fans that his kicking is better than ever. During his hiatus, McGregor had pulled himself from the USADA testing pool, which had some people believing that he could have used banned medications to help speed the healing. He must undergo six months of clean testing before being allowed to compete. As of Feb. 10, McGregor has not submitted a sample yet this year.
Quotes h/t Daily Mirror