Conor McGregor has been in the news recently for various things, none are for fighting. He announced his ‘retirement’ to then tweet ‘See you in the Octagon’ a few days later.
He also has been giving his insight into the lightweight division when there is a fight on. Stating that Poirer should fight Diaz next despite being crowned the Interim Champion.
Well, take MMA out of the equation. McGregor was suspended in October of 2018 for 6 months due to the UFC 229 post-fight melee. Despite his suspension ending this month, McGregor has not been booked up for any fights.
Instead, he competed in an amateur boxing match in his hometown of Crumlin in Ireland.
It took place in his first Boxing gym and apparently McGregor has been training there for a few days. Conor hasn’t competed in Boxing since his Professional Boxing debut against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in 2017 AKA ‘The Money Fight’.
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The fight was an Amateur fight, so theoretically no money was up for grabs. Therefore, McGregor is competing for the fun of the sport and to entertain the flocks of fans that turned up to see him at the gym.
The video is split into different clips, at the very start we see McGregor in the red, walking to his corner and doing the staredown in the middle of the ring. Then when the bell goes McGregor does what he does best and that’s entertain, in and out of competing.
He started the bout by showing off, McGregor’s opponent began to do some of the same until McGregor leapt in as he started with a big left hand which caused the two to enter straight to clinch.
The bout was nothing serious, the two were clearly just having fun. As for the rest of the video, McGregor can be seen messing around, hands behind his back and dodging punches.
Take a look for yourself…
Conor McGregor takes part in his first boxing match since his 2017 bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. taking on an amateur boxer at the Crumlin Boxing Club in Ireland.@TheNotoriousMMA #crumlinboxingclub #MMA #UFC #MartialArts #UFConESPN #boxing pic.twitter.com/ReXEbiOt9R
— Brawl in the Cage (@BrawlintheCage) April 19, 2019
McGregor’s suspension is up, therefore we could well see him fighting back in the UFC soon. However, McGregor will probably still have some other legal issues to battle before he can fully dedicate himself to his training and his return.
Dana White said that he is meant to be meeting with Conor McGregor to discuss his future in the Octagon. Could we be expecting good news?
Conor has been asking for the Khabib rematch, taunting Khabib online etc. It has been made clear, however, that Dustin Poirier will be the next contender for the Undisputed 155lbs crown. Seeing as he is the new Interim Champion after beating Max Holloway again last Saturday.
Do you think McGregor will be returning soon?