Conor McGregor Meets NFL Star Russell Wilson Amidst Recovery From Injury

Published 09/04/2021, 11:21 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor posted a photo of him alongside NFL star Russell Wilson recently on his Instagram. The Irish fighter met the NFL quarterback and Ciara as he recovers from injury. He wished Williams good luck for the next season in NFL.

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Met two inspiring people last night! @dangerusswilson @ciara Good luck for this @nfl season Russ and Ciara ❤️☘️ @seahawks,” wrote the Irish fighter. McGregor also posed with his Proper 12 Irish whiskey in those photos.

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He is currently recovering from the freak leg break he suffered at UFC 264 in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. While many have been critical of his chances of making a successful comeback to the sport of MMA, it seems like ‘The Notorious’ is more than determined to be back on track by 2022.

Who will Conor McGregor fight upon his return?

The fourth fight against Poirier has been tipped by fans to happen at some point in time. But with ‘The Diamond’ set to challenge Charles Oliveira for the lightweight belt next, the chances of him facing McGregor anytime soon are slim to none.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

A potential Nate Diaz trilogy is also teased lately as McGregor and Diaz have gone back-and-forth recently. So, needless to say, options are in abundance for the Irish fighter once he is set to return to action.

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It will be interesting to see who the UFC matches him up against once he is fit and raring to go. Also, how actually he can perform after such a horrific injury is something that the fans will keep an eye on. Nevertheless, it is a long road to recovery for McGregor and one should not expect the Irishman to be back in action before the latter half of 2022.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland sits on the mat after injuring his ankle in the first round in his lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Many believe McGregor has lost the aura around him as a fighter that he once used to have. If that is actually the case will only be known when he eventually makes his return to the UFC Octagon.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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