Conor McGregor teases a potential UFC comeback and hints at a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will McGregor return to the octagon or step back into the boxing ring? Find out the latest updates.
Conor McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, has sent his fans into a frenzy with hints of a highly-anticipated comeback. After suffering a leg injury and a loss to Dustin Poirier in a lightweight MMA bout in July 2021, McGregor took a break from the octagon. It was widely believed that he would return in 2023 to face Michael Chandler, but McGregor’s recent tweets suggest a change of plans.
In a surprising turn of events, McGregor hinted at a potential rematch with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. The two fighters previously faced off in a professional boxing match in August 2017, with Mayweather emerging victorious. McGregor shared a video of himself sparring and expressed his confidence in a rematch, stating, ‘Don’t forget, I played ping pong with Floyd’s head. I carried him! In the rematch, I am going to use this style of attack but alongside a more destructive set of shots on top also. B4, it was just ping pong, this time it’s ping pong and Babe Ruth with a baseball bat. KO incoming.’
While some fans criticized McGregor for shifting his focus away from the UFC, the Irishman reassured them that he is working on his comeback fight. He posted a video of himself hitting a boxing bag and promised his real fans that the fight is coming. McGregor’s return to the octagon is eagerly anticipated, as his fights are known for their box office appeal and lucrative pay.
Although Michael Chandler was initially considered the frontrunner for McGregor’s comeback matchup, the MMA icon has mentioned other potential opponents. One name that caught McGregor’s attention is newly-crowned BMF champion Justin Gaethje. McGregor’s tweet suggests that the UFC may not be interested in booking him against Chandler, opening the door for a possible showdown with Gaethje.
In addition to Gaethje, McGregor also took a jab at longtime rival Nate Diaz after the Jake Paul-Nate Diaz boxing match on August 5th, 2023. McGregor dared Diaz to return to the UFC to complete their trilogy, adding fuel to the fire of their heated rivalry.
As of now, the official announcement regarding McGregor’s comeback opponent and date is yet to be made. However, the anticipation and speculation surrounding his return continue to grow. Fans eagerly await McGregor’s next move and the possibility of a rematch with Mayweather or a clash with Gaethje.
Conor McGregor teases a potential UFC comeback and hints at a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor, who suffered a leg injury and a loss in his last fight, has been on a hiatus but is now preparing for his return. While initially expected to face Michael Chandler, McGregor’s recent tweets suggest a change of plans. He has mentioned the possibility of fighting Justin Gaethje and even teased a rematch with Mayweather. McGregor’s comeback opponent and date have yet to be announced, but the excitement among fans is building.