2023 is the year of returns and one return that fans can’t wait for is that of Conor McGregor. Having wrapped up the filming for Ultimate Fighter 31 alongside Michael Chandler, Conor has shared a few insights into his training camp.
Previously, it was revealed that McGregor will be making his much-anticipated return to the Octagon this year. As such, UFC President Dana White revealed that Conor will be in TUF before making his way to the Octagon. Now with TUF duties out of the way, McGregor will be focused solely on training for his fight.
Speaking to Robbie Fox, Conor shared some details on how his training is progressing. “I got it back, thank God, and I’m back better than ever, so I’m excited.” Speaking about his previously fractured shin, Conor adds, “The bionic knee, I’ve been dropping guys with the back shot, I’m dropping them all with it, yeah.”
Fighting against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, the fight came to an anti-climatic end when Conor suffered a leg break. Since then there has been a lot of talk about Conor and whether he will return to fighting or not. With his upcoming film ‘Road House’ also wrapped up, all eyes are on his fight with Chandler later this year.
What is next for Conor McGregor?
Speaking about his upcoming fight, Conor feels confident that he can show Chandler the levels of his game. Other than believing he is too ‘slick’ for Chandler, the Notorious has seemingly listened to his fans and gone back to his karate roots. Thus, if Stephen Thompson is to be believed, Conor will be a scary fight for any opponent, even at a heavier weight class. Notably, Conor also mentioned his bust-up with Chandler on the set of TUF.
Although they are rivals and things get heated between them, Conor still has respect for Chandler and vice versa. Moreover, Conor feels that he has fought fighters with a similar style to Chandler, giving him more confidence. However, the Irishman has clarified that he sees himself in the Octagon for a ‘hundred’ more fights if possible.
After beating Iron Mike, Conor wants to close out some of his rivalries with his old foes. On top of the list will be Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz, with the former currently up 2-1 in their tie. Although Conor will likely not want to concede the injury loss, it is still a matter up for debate. Firstly, McGregor will want to find a level of consistency in his fighting. According to him, his time in and out of action has hurt his level of performance.
As such, McGregor is now totally focused on fighting and has reportedly declined a role in a sequel to Road House as well! Thus, fans will be looking forward to witnessing this new and focused ‘War McGregor’ in action soon. Do you think McGregor will be better than ever? Does he get past Michael Chandler? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.