Conor McGregor Shows Off His Ripped Physique and Intense Boxing Training With Fluid Movement Ahead of UFC Return

Published 06/17/2022, 2:12 AM EDT

Conor McGregor has provided the UFC with some of the most memorable moments both inside and outside the octagon. He is the most prized possession of the promotion and is the biggest star in the sport.

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Fans can’t wait for his return to the octagon, and Conor McGregor has been hyping up his big comeback. The fighter recently took to Instagram to show off his incredible physique and his impressive striking technique in a video of his training.

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McGregor showed off his work on the pads and had fans in the comments section praising him for his skills. McGregor was in the zone and blasted music while training with his coach. The fighter has been training his striking and boxing technique for a while now and is now also clear to start kicking.

The Irishman was also seen throwing hard leg kicks with his previously injured leg and seemed pumped for his return. Now that he has started using his legs more, the fighter can start his training for grappling and wrestling as well. In an interview from a few weeks ago, McGregor informed he will return to full-fledged MMA training after his leg is clear to kick, which now evidently is.

This was the first time fans saw him using his legs since his horrific injury against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

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When will Conor McGregor return to the UFC?

Conor McGregor has been promoting a huge return to the UFC in recent months. The superstar was to return to action this year, with talks of him making a comeback to the octagon this summer.

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However, this may not be the case for the former double champion, according to renowned MMA reporter Ariel Helwani. Helwani claimed McGregor may not be fully fit to return to fighting until 2023.

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)

He mentioned on The MMA Hour, “It doesn’t look like he’ll be back in 2022. So now, here you have a guy who hasn’t fought since (July) of last year. The last I heard, by the way, is that Conor might come back in February, March or something like that.”

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According to Helwani, the fighter does not want to rush his return to fighting and will take his time to be completely sure of when to make his comeback. When do you think we will see Conor McGregor in the octagon next? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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