Conor McGregor ‘to return to the ring NEXT MONTH despite breaking his leg during UFC 264 trilogy defeat to Dustin Poirier… with the Notorious set for a WHEELCHAIR boxing fight against Irish impressionist for charity’
- Conor McGregor broke his leg during his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier
- He will return to the ring next month in a wheelchair boxing match in Galway
- McGregor will fight Al Foran who has done many impressions of the UFC star
Conor McGregor will return to the ring next month in a wheelchair boxing match it has been confirmed.
The UFC superstar is currently recovering from a broken leg he sustained during his first-round defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
McGregor though is keen for a return to the ring and he has agreed to take part in a bout on September 11 in an unusual match-up.
Conor McGregor is recovering from the broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier
He will fight impressionist Al Foran in a charity wheelchair boxing match next month
The 33-year-old will take on Irish impressionist Al Foran in the co-main slot at the Clayton Hotel in Galway.
Foran, has done many impressions of McGregor over several years which has picked up the attention of the former featherweight and lightweight champion.
McGregor tweeted back in May: ‘I’ll fight this imposter in the co-main! Terrible impression’s of me he is doing years.’
In a Twitter post, Stevo Timothy who has organised the event, confirmed that the pair will square off.
The fight is part of a charity event in which funds raised will be donated to the Irish Wheelchair Association.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh previously spoke of the UFC star’s intentions to fight Foran and believes the time is now right with the Irishman ‘off his feet for a while’ due to his injury.
Kavanagh said on the W2W Warrior Training Program’s Instagram: ‘Conor had volunteered to be the co-main event where he was gonna box, there’s a guy called Al Foran who is an impressionist.
‘You might have seen him do some of Conor’s impressions. So Conor’s gonna fight Conor in the co-main event, which I thought was quite funny, he was accepting his first-ever co-main slot.
‘He’s been main event for a couple of years now. But anyway in the heat of all this he just turned and went, “You know, I’m gonna do the wheelchair boxing fight now,” because he’s off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that.’
‘Because he’s off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that.’
McGregor’s trilogy bout with Poirier ended in a first-round technical knockout due to his injury
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