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Conor McGregor Says He’ll Be Cleared to Spar by April After Leg Harm at UFC 264

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Conor McGregor would possibly procure his return to the Octagon within the advance future after fracturing his leg in opposition to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July.

The 33-year-former tweeted Saturday that he’ll be cleared to spar by April, including, “By then a return will likely be forthcoming.”

McGregor misplaced to Poirier with a health care provider’s stoppage at the pinnacle of the principle round. He entered the strive in opposition to with various stress fractures in his leg and perchance shouldn’t have been combating within the principle space.

McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, no longer too long ago equipped an substitute on the Irishman’s return to the Octagon at some level of an look on Submission Radio (h/t the Independent’s Alex Pattle):

“He’s doing various energy coaching within the interim. The man is jacked. I feel he’s coming abet as a middleweight! Nonetheless he’ll be abet on the mats with me now quickly and we’ll birth off with strive in opposition to sports actions coaching again. I of route joked with him, I stated: ‘Undercover agent, I would possibly rather if we perfect birth off with some tactics, some drills, let’s gaze the technique you are going.’ And he’s admire: ‘No, I will construct [five five-minute rounds], that is what I’m coming abet to construct.’

“And I’m admire: ‘Oh substantial…’ Nonetheless he’s very fervent, very upbeat, very angry to attack 2022. And I’m no longer sure when he’ll be abet, but he’ll be abet.”

McGregor has been linked to doable fights with Max Holloway and Nate Diaz. On the replacement hand, he plans to recall on whoever is the UFC lightweight champion when he’s ready to reach, he tweeted closing week, per ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, who noted it would possibly very neatly discontinuance up being Poirier.

Kavanagh furthermore added that McGregor is “no longer so distinguished about heat-up fights,” so it would also still reach as no surprise that he has his sights region on the UFC lightweight champion.

Kavanagh added: “Whoever he faces, he’ll be extremely motivated. It’s sure at this stage Conor has a pair of quid, he’s received a pair of dollars within the monetary institution myth. So, that is no longer the motivating factor at this stage, his motivating factor is opponents and to enhance himself and to test himself in opposition to whoever it is.”

Besides to UFC 264, McGregor furthermore misplaced to Poirier at UFC 257 in January by a 2d-round TKO. He has perfect one fetch since 2016, a first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

McGregor is 22-6 in his occupation. 

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