Conor McGregor was in Saudi Arabia for the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou showdown.
The Irishman has been out of the Octagon for over two years but is looking to return in April, whilst also eyeing up a bout with boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao.
Speaking to TNT Sports he said:
‘I’m in a great place, my body is fully healed and hopefully [I’ll be back in] April.’
’I would have loved a December fight, I would have dialled in but I want to be honest not just to myself but also my fans.
’April is a lovely run up for me and I’d be happy with that. I’m in a good spot, I’ve been training – I’ve been leaving also. But I’ve been training and April seems like a good time to come back.’
‘It’s almost three years now that I’ve been left from my way of living. So I’m eager to get back.’
He continued: ‘One of us in the MMA sphere is going to have to put a dint in the boxing run. We’re going to have to get in, switch the roles and get a win. And now it’s MMA time.
’I feel like I’m the person that can do that. His excellency set myself and Manny Pacquiao together. There was a discussion, it was close for us to fight in Saudi Arabia about two or three years ago now.
‘I’m sure we’ll pick where we left off. MMA is what I have lined up right now so that’s where I’m at.