Since sustaining his leg injury against Poirier, the Crumlin native has been set up with a number of prospective opponents, including an undisputed lightweight championship fight against Charles Oliveira."
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor, who is anticipated to make his Octagon comeback in 2023 after a protracted absence due to a severe leg injury, has pledged that his return to competitive action would be the “greatest” and “biggest” in the annals of contemporary sports. McGregor, who just turned 34, was the main event at UFC 264 in July 2021. In the pair’s rubber bout, McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier through first-round doctor’s stoppage TKO after breaking his left tibia in the opening round.
Since sustaining his leg injury against Poirier, the Crumlin native has been set up with a number of prospective opponents, including an undisputed lightweight championship fight against Charles Oliveira, a welterweight trip versus Jorge Masvidal, or an overdue 155-pound bout with Tony Ferguson. Multiple publications have subsequently described how the Straight Blast Gym mainstay is more likely to return to active competition in the Octagon by the time 2023 rolls into town. He was once anticipated to participate before the end of this year. And the Dubliner claims that his eventual UFC comeback will be remembered as the “greatest” comeback in sporting history.
McGregor tweeted, “The greatest and the biggest sports comeback in all of history. Will you be a witness? (ninja emoji).”
The greatest and the biggest sports comeback in all of history.
Will you be a witness? ? pic.twitter.com/uej8Hp6VzF
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 9, 2022
Conor McGregor’s most recent professional victory came in the form of a 40-second high kick and subsequent strikes knockout win over the now-retired Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020, at the welterweight limit. He was tasked with breaking a two-fight losing streak for the first time in his professional mixed martial arts career. Since knocking out the aforementioned Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016 to become the first two-weight title ever held concurrently in Octagon history, McGregor, who has been associated with both lightweight and welterweight fights in his comeback, has not won at the former weight class.