Looks like Conor McGregor is training despite calling retirement from MMA several months ago. Recently, McGregor was seen sparring alongside Bellator’s featherweight top-contender Sinead Kavanagh. Earlier, UFC President Dana White revealed that they are planning “some fun stuff” with Conor McGregor for early 2021. However, White did not make it clear whether it would be for a return to the octagon, or the boxing ring. Additionally, Dana White provided no further updates in the recent post-match conference after the conclusion of UFC Vegas 11. It remains to be seen what lies for Conor McGregor ahead of his return alongside Dana White.
In a recent video posted by Irish fighter Sinead Kavanagh, McGregor was seen sparring and also exchanged strikes with fellow trainers in the gym. Sinead Kavanagh is a featherweight fighter from Ireland and trains under the world-renowned John Kavanagh.
— sinead kavanaghKO (@sineadkavanagh0) September 20, 2020
What’s next for Conor McGregor?
McGregor made his emphatic return t the octagon early this year in January against Donald Cerrone at the Welterweight division. McGregor picked up a brutal TKO win in under 40 seconds of the first round. In the process, he became the first fighter to pick up a stoppage victory at the Featherweight, Lightweight, and the Welterweight division.
There have been speculations of a potential Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz trilogy. However, nothing official has been announced by the UFC. Dana White also stated that he hasn’t heard anything from both the fighters. Earlier, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach Javier Mendez had claimed that there’s a likely posibility that we could see McGregor take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch.
Off late, McGregor has been in a lot of controversy. Ahead of his 180-km voyage, McGregor was arrested for alleged indecent behaviour in Corcisa. However, all the charges were later dropped, with McGregor issuing an emotional response about the entire incident.