Some 13 months after suffering a serious injury, Conor McGregor is getting closer to feeling Octagon canvas under his feet once again.
The UFC’s first ever simultaneous two-weight champion appears to be close to fighting fitness, several months after being cleared to return to full contact sparring and has offered occasional updates as to his impeding comeback online. First it was hitting the heavy bags, then the kicks returned — and now? Well, it’s time to get ready for what he says will be one of the sport’s greatest comebacks.
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
“The greatest and the biggest sports comeback in all of history,” McGregor wrote alongside a brief clip of some of his most memorable moments in the Octagon. “Will you be a witness?”
Included in the montage is McGregor’s KO wins against the likes of Donald Cerrone, Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier — victories which brought him to two UFC world titles (to match the ones he won on Cage Warriors), as well as the status of being one of the world’s most globally recognised sports icons (and its best-paid, too).
As for specifics, though, we remain without a concrete date for the Dubliner’s return to action. But judging by the subtext of some of his recent social media messages, that date is inching ever closer.