Fans React as Fully Healed Conor McGregor Displays His Wrestling Prowess Amidst Shooting for His Upcoming Hollywood Debut

Published 09/26/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

Conor McGregor is without a doubt the biggest PPV star in UFC history. As talks of his return to the octagon are heating up, ‘The Notorious’ one appears to be in good spirits and in great shape. Recently, the former UFC two division champion, shared some training footage on his social media. In the clip, he was seen wrestling with SBG wrestling coach, Sergey Pikulskiy.


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Conor McGregor has been sidelined due to injury for over a year now. He suffered a clean break of his left shinbone in the much anticipated trilogy fight against rival, Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, at UFC 264. Judging from the training footage McGregor has been sharing, he has recovered successfully and is well on track to return to the cage soon.


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Conor McGregor inspires fans with latest training footage

McGregor often shares photos and clips from his workouts. The star’s physique is a testament to his commitment and disciplined lifestyle. Of late, he uses his posts to promote his own brands, McGregor F. A. S. T and TIDL Sport. However, Conor has maintained his physique with dedication and commitment, ever since his Cage Warriors days.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

As Conor prepares for his return to the UFC, several fans shared their reaction to his latest training footage. An Instagram user named, alexsanchez020318, commented, “Damn I’m impressed how fast he recovered#HardWorkPaysOff.”

Another user, Martinleenow, chimed in, saying, “Conor’s wrestling and grappling has always been extremely underrated.”


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The NCAA jr. world champion, David Carr, commented, “High level wrestling! Impressive.”

Yet another fan, mr.banerjee, gave props to McGregor, saying, “So coordinated. Say what you want but the Mac’s movement is spectacular to watch.”

User jason_skriller, who hopes for another title run from ‘The Notorious’ said, “@thenotoriousmma please come back to the ufc we all want to see u win another championship.”

McGregor turns down a second Mayweather fight

Talks have surfaced recently about a second boxing match between Conor McGregor, and Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather and McGregor have both said on occasions that discussions are happening regarding the same. However, ‘The Notorious’ one took to Instagram to say that he was “Not interested.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

In August 2017, the pair fought each other in the biggest crossover event in combat sports history. Mayweather came out on top at ‘The Money Fight’ and kept his undefeated record intact. The duo has engaged in several back-and-forth exchanges since then and the possibility of a rematch remained open.


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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

As Conor looks to compete after a long layoff, rumors of a potential return in the ring against Mayweather have surfaced. However, UFC President, Dana White, came out and shot down the possibility of May-Mac 2. White said “[McGregor’s] return will be in the cage. Conor’s looking to come back end of this year, early next year.”


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The return of the Mac seems to be getting a lot of hype already. When do you think we will see him compete again? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.

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