“He’s Coming Back as a Middleweight”- Conor McGregor’s Coach Announces Big News for UFC Return

Published 11/24/2021, 3:06 AM EST
McGregor in the gym


Conor McGregor is currently on the sidelines. The former two-division UFC champion suffered a broken tibia during his last fight against Dustin Poirier. He sustained the injury in July, and since then he has undergone surgery and is back in training.

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During his time off, McGregor has been teasing his return and has put everyone on notice. However, his coach John Kavanagh, in a recent interview, talked about when ‘The Notorious’ will return to action.

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When asked about how McGregor’s recovery was going and by when everyone can expect him to return, Kavanagh said, “Yeah, I was actually only speaking to him a couple of hours ago… He’s gonna be back in the gym. He’s gonna be back on the mats now, in the next couple of weeks with me. He is doing a lot of strength training at the moment, the guy’s jacked. I think he’s coming back as a middleweight.”

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“He’d be back on the mats with me now shortly. We’ll start off with combat sports training again. We’ll start with drills. I actually joked to him. I said look, I’d rather if we just start off with some techniques and drills. Let’s see where you are going. He’s like, no, I’m going five by five, that’s what I’m coming back to do. He’s very enthusiastic, very upbeat, very excited to attack 2022. I’m not sure when he’d be back, but he’ll be back,” he added.  

Conor McGregor is ready for war

Ever since McGregor has got back to training, a lot of fighters are looking to fight him on his return. ‘The Notorious‘, in one of his posts, declared war against everyone.

In the post, he wrote, “Me and all you pull out merchants are not the same! You are b**ch made and I’m now steel. This game has just begun. Know that all my enemies are of similar age and experience, and for this reason, I hereby declare this war forever! McGregor Forever.”

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It will be interesting to see how the UFC books him on his return. He has made his intentions clear that he wants to fight for the lightweight title when he gets back. However, will that happen or not, is something that everyone will have to wait for.

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McGregor fans have been eagerly waiting for his return. Who do you think he should face on his comeback? Should he immediately get a title fight? Or should he look to settle the scores with Nate Diaz?

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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