Conor McGregor is hoping to be back in action by July.
The Irishman has been on the road to recovery since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight at UFC 264 last July.
Following Bellator 275 which took place in Dublin on Friday night, McGregor — who attended the event — provided an update on how his leg was progressing.
“Very good. It’s getting there, day by day,” McGregor told SevereMMA. “Day by day, I feel better. They’re telling me to just take it easy, but I feel I can go. So I just need to kind of pull the reins back on my own self, so that’s kind of what I’m doing.”
Additionally, McGregor revealed he would be able to return to sparring in April.
Conor McGregor Tells Charles Oliveira To Wait For Him
The topic then turned to the lightweight title picture as McGregor was asked what he thought of the Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje fight set to headline UFC 274 in May.
The fight is not official, but is expected to happen. However, McGregor advised Oliveira to instead wait a month or two to secure a lucrative money fight with him instead.
“If your man’s wise, he might give it another month or two,” McGregor said. “July seems OK for me. I can’t say too early, but July, if I’m sparring in April, May, June, July—I could slap the head off of most of these guys at the end of April.”
If Oliveira’s past comments are anything to go by, he would certainly be open to that prospect. One person who would not, however, is Gaethje.
You can watch the full interview below: