Conor McGregor warms up backstage at T-Mobile Arena ahead of his lightweight fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Conor McGregor talks about his UFC comeback later this year.
Conor McGregor plans to return to the UFC with a few new tricks up his sleeve, ‘The Notorious’ revealed in a recent interview with Severe MMA.
McGregor is known primarily as a boxer, but the former UFC two-division champion has plenty of kicks in his arsenal and hinted at developing a new, hybridized style of fighting ahead of his 2022 comeback.
“Once I get back sparring, I’ll know weight, I’ll know feel, I’ll know my own style,” McGregor said backstage at Bellator 275 in Dublin, Ireland on Friday. “I’m gonna develop a different style, I imagine”.
McGregor, 33, plans to resume sparring again in April and return to the Octagon a few months later, possibly in June or July.
McGregor broke his leg in a freak injury against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, but he is determined to bounce back stronger than ever and reclaim possession of the UFC lightweight championship.
McGregor is 1-3 in his last four fights with his last win dating back to January 2020 when he knocked out Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The larger than life MMA star is currently #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.