- Conor McGregor said he’s likely to be cleared to use his feet in fighting again soon
- “The Notorious” addressed the buzz about him making another run in boxing
Although he has reached the pinnacle of the mixed martial arts world, Conor McGregor has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
Many UFC fans have been yearning to see Conor McGregor back inside the octagon once again. The feeling is that the former two-division champion is edging closer to his highly-anticipated UFC return and during a recent interview, McGregor himself delighted his fans with some positive updates.
“Back in no time”
McGregor was spotted recently at the Monaco Grand Prix race in Monte Carlo. As expected, the media took the opportunity to quiz the Irishman to reveal his current status.
According to “The Notorious,” everything has been going well for him during rehab and after “another CT scan” which will take place “in the coming days,” he should be good to fight again sooner rather than later.
“My body is doing good,” McGregor told Sky Sports. “After (this), we’re going to up the training bit by bit. I should be able to kick now. I have another CT scan in the coming days. Then I’ll be cleared to kick. Once I can kick and grapple, I’ll be back in no time.”
While being sidelined, McGregor has regularly teased his fans by posting clips of his boxing.
When asked about whether he’ll also be making a boxing return, “Mystic Mac” stressed that UFC will come first before anything else.
“Boxing training is going well, and strength training,” he revealed. “That’s all. I’m excited to get back. Boxing is my first love in combat sports. It’s boxing. I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously, my return will be inside the octagon for the UFC in mixed martial arts. That story is far from over. In fact, that story is just being wrote. It’s just beginning. That’s where I’ll make my return. But boxing, I will grace the squared circle again in the future.”
Now that McGregor is nearing his UFC comeback, the biggest question thus far is who will he be facing next. A lot of names have already been thrown in the discussion but his fellow former UFC “champ-champ” Daniel Cormier believes the list will trim down to just Michael Chandler and Nate Diaz.