Conor McGregor’s first priority remains a UFC comeback as soon as possible, but he’s also doubled down on his desire to box again.
The former two-division champion hasn’t competed since his July 2021 trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264. The Irishman lost the fight via first-round TKO due to doctor’s stoppage.
During an interview with Sky Sports Boxing, “The Notorious” gave an update on his health and future combat sports plans.
“The body is doing good. We are going to up the training bit by bit. I have another CT scan in the coming days and then I will be clear to kick. Once I can kick and grapple, I will be back in no time. Boxing training is going well, strength training. I am excited to get back.”
When he asked whether boxing again is a possibility McGregor responded:
“Boxing is my first love in combat sports, I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously my return will be inside the Octagon for the UFC in mixed martial arts. That story is far from over. In fact, that story is just being wrote, it’s just beginning. So that’s where I’ll make my return. But boxing for sure, I will grace the squared circle again for sure in the future.”
McGregor got the opportunity to compete against Floyd Mayweather. ‘The Notorious’ earned the biggest payday of his fighting career in a 10th round technical knockout loss.