Video – Conor McGregor Returns To Boxing Training Following July Leg Injury

    ByRoss Markey

    Mar 11, 2022
    Conor McGregor

    Former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor has begun boxing training again for the first time since his July leg injury, where he suffered a fractured tibia in his left leg at the end of the first round of his trilogy rubber match with Dustin Poirier.

    McGregor, 33, headlined UFC 264 against former interim lightweight champion, Poirier, fracturing his left tibia at the end of the first frame.

    The following day, McGregor underwent a surgical procedure to address the tibia fracture in California, and is expected to be sidelined until beyond the summer at the very earlier.

    Speaking with media throughout Bellator Dublin last month, McGregor echoed intentions to return to full mixed martial arts sparring by April of this year, and claimed that he could potentially squeeze in a July pairing.

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    However, UFC president Dana White stressed that McGregor must be assessed to see if he is healthy to return to the Octagon, as well as maintaining a fall return for the former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion may be a more realistic timeframe for the Crumlin native.

    Posting a video on his official Twitter account this Friday, McGregor, a staple of Straight Blast Gym under head coach. John Kavanagh, worked on his boxing, punching a circular boxing shield – unloading left uppercuts, right hands, and left hook combinations on cue.

    “Keepin’ It tasty,” Conor McGregor tweeted.

    Without a victory since January 2020, McGregor headlined UFC 246 on that occasion in a welterweight pairing against former lightweight title challenger, Donald Cerrone – recording his second win at the weight class with a wholly one-sided 40-second high-kick and strikes knockout win.

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    While an opponent for McGregor’s Octagon return has so far failed to materialize, the former lightweight kingpin continually insists he will return to an immediate title shot – urging Charles Olveira to defend his title against him, before the Brazilian was officially booked against Justin Gaethje for UFC 274 on May 7.