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Conor McGregor skipping parties to train—Is this the comeback we've all been waiting for?

As usual, the last 24 hours have given rise to some noteworthy developments in the world of MMA, and to help to stay on point with these new stories, we have another edition of the daily roundup. Hence, we’ll start this compilation with the news of Conor McGregor. It seems like the Dublin native has made up his mind about his return, choosing to train instead of partying, like he’s known for.

Now, moving on to the next bit of news, we have UFC lightweight contender Bobby Green, who has made a change in his government name and got mocked by a fellow contender. Finally, this compilation will end with the news of a former rival of Alex Pereira, who appears to have put forth a demand to Dana White.

Training instead of partying: Conor McGregor provides an update on his comeback

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After his UFC 303 plans blew up, MMA fans started to believe that being financially secure, Conor McGregor may have lost his interest in fighting. But guess what? ‘The Notorious’ looks devoted to making what he calls going to be “The Greatest Comeback in Sports History.” Recently, McGregor was spotted with his longtime partner and fiancee, Dee Devlin, traveling to Switzerland, which shattered fans’ hopes about him ever making his return. However, the 35-year-old quickly resumed training and was recently seen going through an intense training session while skipping a festival that was going on in his backyard.

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The initial footage of his recent training session was posted by Conor McGregor himself on his Instagram account before he decided to either remove it or delete it from his feed. But, media outlet ‘TheMacLife’ reposted the video on YouTube, and McGregor can be seen interacting with the fans, but was hesitant to join the fun. “We’ve got work to do. Million today alone, Party is in the back garden and where am I? Still here, after hours. Second session of the day, Sunday night,” said ‘The Notorious’.

It begs the question of whether we’ll see him return sooner than expected or if is it just one of those training videos he shares. We’ll find that out soon. Now, let’s talk about Bobby Green, or should we call him Bobby King? Let’s take a look.

Bobby Green has officially changed his name

What better than being nicknamed ‘King’? Well, it is an actual king, and that’s what Bobby Green has become. The lightweight veteran had already mentioned that he was going to change his name after fighting Jared Gordon, and as such, he has literally changed his official government name by replacing his second name, Green, with King, and now he’s officially called Bobby King. But why ‘King’? It’s because the name change, which he claims, signifies the journey he has been on – from a very tough upbringing to becoming a popular fighter in Dana White’s promotion. However, fellow contender Paddy Pimblett did not seem too impressed with it.

 

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Ahead of their clash at UFC 304, Liverpool native, who’ll be fighting Bobby Green in Manchester on July 28, decided to take a jibe at his opponent’s name change, claiming that beating him will help him get his new name. Paddy Pimblett stated on social media, “The mushroom has actually changed his name to King. So yous can officially call me the Kingslayer on July 28.” Will Green respond? That remains to be seen. Finally, for our last piece of news, we have a challenge from one of Alex Pereira’s former rivals.

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Jamahal Hill demands Dana White give him a fight against Alex Pereira at any weight class

Former champion Jamahal Hill seems relentless in trying to earn a rematch against Alex Pereira, who defeated him at UFC 300. He’s had some interviews recently and in all of them, he seemed confident in his abilities to beat ‘Poatan’ if he had another chance. “I am truly just better than he is, period,” ‘Sweet Dreams’ told Bodog Canada. In another interview with ‘The Schmo’, Hill went on to demand that Dana White has to give him a rematch, and for that, he’s willing to even jump to heavyweight.

 

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“I don’t give a sh*t if we’ve got to do it at 205 or heavyweight: he’s got to see me again. That’s the only fight that I care about,” said Jamahal Hill. Now, is he trying too desperately or does he deserve a chance to fight Alex Pereira once more? Most MMA enthusiasts would claim that ‘Sweet Dreams’ does deserve another shot but the decision rests on the shoulders of Dana White. We’ll have to wait and see if he accommodates the former champion as he’s urged him to do so.