VIDEO: Conor McGregor Has Found a Temporary Competitive Retreat in Fortnite with His Son

Published 12/23/2021, 4:45 AM EST


UFC lightweight Conor McGregor recently shared a heartwarming video on his social media that sees him spending some quality time with his son. Conor McGregor Jr. is often seen on his father’s Instagram and is also present when ‘Notorious’ trains. This time, however, things are slightly more relaxed as the father-son duo can be seen playing Fortnite and Call of Duty on the TV.

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Fans can see McGregor helping his son select the most optimal gear as they sit comfortably on the couch. Furthermore, the room is decorated with Christmas decorations, thus truly ringing in the holiday spirit.

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What’s more, McGregor Jr. displayed off some impressive dance moves that amused his father as he watched on.

How will 2022 shape up for Conor McGregor?

The Irishman had a rough year in 2021 as he went 0-2 against Dustin Poirier to conclude their trilogy. He was cleanly knocked out in the UFC 257 fight and subsequently suffered a near career-ending leg break at UFC 264. It’s safe to say McGregor has had better years in the past.

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However, he has been back in the training room and will be optimistic about making things right in 2022. Conor McGregor looks absolutely jacked in his recent pictures, indicating a possible move up to the 170-pound weight class.

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There are several exciting fights at welterweight for McGregor to take on and he’ll want to maintain an active strength of schedule. Not to mention, ‘Notorious’ has enough star power to move closer to a title shot than other staple welterweight contenders. It all depends on how he’s able to heal up from his devastating UFC 264 injury.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his TKO loss due to injury against Dustin Poirier in their welterweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Anderson Silva, who suffered a similar injury against Chris Weidman, never truly came back the same. Hence, all eyes will be on McGregor to see if the catastrophic leg break has affected his striking and fighting abilities. Also, there’s additional pressure on Conor McGregor’s shoulders as he desperately needs to return to winning ways.

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There’s a lot to look forward to in 2022 if you’re a fan of the ‘Notorious’ Irishman.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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