‘I am Still in Recovery’- Conor McGregor Reveals a Possible Timeline for His Return in a Charity Boxing Match

Published 08/02/2021, 10:38 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks to the media following the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor suffered a gruesome leg break at UFC 264 and lost the trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. McGregor, who has undergone surgery, is going through the rehab process. Fans and experts believe they won’t see him back in action in 2021.

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However, the former two-division champion is eyeing a return in late 2021, albeit for a charity wheelchair boxing event. Many have suggested he will take part in such an event in September. But McGregor doesn’t believe the timeline is right for him. Although he is down to participate in such an event, a later date will be more suitable for the Irish superstar.

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Guys, the September date is too early for me. I am still in recovery. My docs/physical therapy team out here advice me to stay. I reckon late October at earliest. But maybe November/December too. It is hard to say at this time a concrete date. But I’m in! Wait for me please!” McGregor wrote.

Recently, reports surfaced online that McGregor will be back in action at the end of September and will take on comedian Al Foran in a wheelchair boxing match. However, his team informed the world that those reports aren’t quite true as the former champ-champ is still under-recovery.

As McGregor supports the Irish wheelchair association and is supportive of their cause, he is willing to do a charity event. Also, it can cleanse his reputation a bit as he has been at the center of harsh criticism for his antics after UFC 264.

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When will Conor McGregor return to the UFC Octagon?

One shouldn’t expect McGregor to be back in action before 2022. He suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in the sport. It takes fighters a very long time to recover from leg breaks (as seen with Anderson Silva). So his case shouldn’t be any different as well.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Also, fans expect him to fight Dustin Poirier once again when he eventually makes his return. But no timeline for that has been given yet. There are possibilities of other fights taking place there as well. However, as of now, McGregor’s exhibition and professional returns remain shrouded in mystery.

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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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