After a recent sparring session, former UFC dual-weight champion Conor McGregor seems to be back to his spectacular best. Since breaking his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021, Notorious has been unable to compete, and he has only recently started to step up his preparations for a 2023 comeback.
After spending a month in the Dominican Republic filming his first motion picture with Jake Gyllenhaal, McGregor flew back to Ireland to reunite with his longtime trainer John Kavanagh at SBG.
The 34-year-old has been keeping his fans informed throughout his recovery process, and things are continuing to be the same now that he is back in the gym.
In a recent social media post, McGregor demonstrated how he felled an unidentified opponent during a sparring match in Dublin using what he claimed to be a novel technique.
Hello, my dear pupils! For all of you, here is another brand-new Conor McGregor Created shot,” McGregor posted on Instagram accompanying the video.
This guy doesn't stand a chance against Conor McGregor. https://t.co/7bmoRH61tz
— Gregor McConor🇩🇪🇹🇷 (@primegregor) October 7, 2022
“I know this is a new one for you. similar to the others. A backhand rifle into a fake spinning back kick. This shot is known as the “tiocfaidh ar la.” The day will come for us
All the businesses in that cage and that gym are mine, so shout them out, tag them, and support them. God bless the hours I’ve spent honing my art. You wouldn’t think my mastery was all that masterful if you knew how many hours I’ve put into it.
McGregor, who recently denied rumors of a rematch with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, appears determined to restart his UFC career in 2023.
After substantially fattening up during his time away from the fighting, the former featherweight and lightweight king, who has only recorded one victory since 2016, is now poised to battle in the welterweight division.
McGregor wants to challenge Leon Edwards for the 170-pound belt in his comeback fight. However, Edwards admitted that Kamaru Usman is his main target: “At the moment, I’m only focusing on Usman, obviously they can all get it.”
He did, however, hint that a fight with McGregor would be on the cards after Usman: “I don’t mind after Usman, anyone can get it.
“If that were to happen, it would be simple as Conor McGregor and I share management. However, he hasn’t actually said anything about battling me right now. For “Notorious,” the door has been left open. It is now only a matter of time before we see the affable Irishman sign his next UFC fight deal because he feels so confident following his recent sparring sessions.