Without fighting since July 2021, when he suffered a serious leg injury during the fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, Conor McGregor continues without having his return to the octagon made official. However, according to his coach, fans of the Irishman can prepare to see him back in action this season.
On the program ‘The MMA Hour’, John Kavanagh showed optimism about his pupil’s full recovery and bet on the resumption of his career as a fighter in 2023. The leader of the ‘SBG Ireland’ team also revealed that there are already negotiations for the star of Ultimate make their return, but claimed not to be able to go into detail about them.
“I’m willing to bet my house on it (McGregor’s return in 2023). I think there’s some interesting talks going on right now. I can’t say absolutely anything other than that, but I’m very, very confident that we’ll see Conor back in octagon”, declared the coach of the former UFC featherweight (66 kg) and lightweight (70 kg) champion.
The main star of world MMA, Conor McGregor is going through the worst phase of his career. In addition to the fracture suffered in July 2021, which forced him to stop on the operating table and start a long and painful recovery, the former champion has lost three of his last four fights. Outside the cage, the Irishman doesn’t experience moments of peace either, collecting controversies with some frequency. The most recent of these was an accusation about an alleged assault by the fighter against a woman on his yacht in Spain, in July last year, during his birthday celebrations.