After months of hypothesis, it has lastly been confirmed that Conor McGregor won’t struggle in 2022 as his leg isn’t totally healed.
‘Infamous’ has been in restoration since fracturing his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021 and has all the time insisted that he’ll make his comeback in 2022.
UFC president Dana White first hinted that McGregor might not return to the Octagon this yr when he steered the primary quarter of 2023 as a sensible return date for his largest star.
Tim Simpson, who manages McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Leon Edwards, and lots of different prime MMA fighters, has now categorically said that the previous dual-weight champion won’t struggle in 2022.
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“It suits in completely,” Simpson advised MMA Junkie of McGregor’s film challenge.
“He’s nonetheless on monitor for a giant return subsequent yr, however this suits in completely within the meantime.”
Regardless of over a yr of restoration time and coaching twice a day, Simpson revealed that McGregor’s leg isn’t totally healed and it’ll be a short time longer till the UFC legend is totally match.
“The leg remains to be therapeutic. I believe there’s slightly bit extra to go on that, however he’s been coaching like a madman twice a day, day-after-day,” the Senior Vice President of Paradigm Sports activities added.
“He’s acquired his full crew on the market: the McGregor Quick crew, all his well being and health guys, physio, boxing, teaching. He’s been going exhausting. He’s been coaching tremendous exhausting. He’s in superb form – simply closing changes to get that leg again the place it must be.”
When he does return, McGregor has set his sights on the UFC welterweight title just lately acquired by Edwards. ‘Rocky’ sensationally knocked out Kamaru Usman to win the title at UFC 278 this previous weekend.
The 34-year-old, who has critically bulked up throughout his time from preventing couldn’t resist poking enjoyable at Usman following his brutal defeat and he took intention at ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ in a collection of tweets.
Maybe they’ll settle their variations contained in the Octagon subsequent yr.