Conor McGregor’s co-manager has provided some insight into when we will see him fight again in the UFC.
McGregor has been out of action ever since suffering a NASTY leg break in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier in the summer of last year. He has spent the vast majority of the time since in the gym, or so suggests recent Instagram photos.
You would assume that the leg has almost healed to a point where McGregor can start kicking again, which would put him on the verge of making his long-awaited return to the sport – but when will that be, exactly?
Well, while we don’t have exact dates, his co-manager, Tim Simpson, is quoted by The MMA Hour providing the latest update on McGregor and confirming that he will definitively fight before the end of 2022.
“I don’t think it will be in the summer but it will definitely be some stage this year. Maybe we see when the lightweight title fight happens and go then.”
“He will fight this year and it is a credit to him, he has no real reason to fight other than the fact he wants to and that is impressive.”
Considering he has lost three of his last four fights in the UFC, McGregor really ought to wait until he is at 100% fitness before taking a fight. Another defeat could be catastrophic to his chances of remaining in the world title conversation.