Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor Hints At Return To Fighting

UFC superstar Conor McGregor seems to have revealed that he's set to return to the fight game.

In his latest social media post, the Irishman took the opportunity to cheer on compatriot and boxing world champion Katie Taylor, ahead of her bout with Delfine Persoon this weekend on the Anthony Joshua under-card.

But in the process, the 30-year-old appears to have confirmed that he too is gearing up for a professional fight.

The post, a photo of him stood alongside Taylor, came with the caption: "This is one of my favorite pictures! ‬‪What an experience it was to watch this woman fight live! ‬ ‪

"If I was not in a cast from my own fight preparations, I would be ringside for this fight 100 percent! ‬ ‪Back this woman all the way!"

See that? Let's read it again: ‬"If I was not in a cast from my own fight preparations..."

McGregor has just dropped a major hint at his return. Credit: Instagram
McGregor has just dropped a major hint at his return. Credit: Instagram

If his aim was to get us intrigued, he's succeeded. Well played Conor, well played.

He continued: "‪Aiming to become the Unified World Boxing Champion this weekend! The first boxer male or female from the Emerald Isle to ever reach this coveted position!

"Ireland's Katie Taylor! What a woman."

Since he posted the tweet, excited fans have flooded the comments section.

One person wrote: "See you soon champ."

A second said: "Conor just confirmed he's fighting again."

A third follower asked: "So does this mean he's fighting again?"

The Irishman hasn't fought since his defeat to Nurmagomedov last year. Credit: PA
The Irishman hasn't fought since his defeat to Nurmagomedov last year. Credit: PA

The 'Notorious' hasn't fought since his defeat to bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in October last year and in March of this year he released a statement claiming he was retiring from MMA.

In a post to Twitter, he said: "Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.

"I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!"

Could the UFC champion be making a return? Credit: PA
Could the UFC champion be making a return? Credit: PA

But rumours of a return have never really gone away - always one to keep people on their toes, McGregor has previously hinted at a comeback to the UFC.

Just a month after the shock announcement, the two-weight champ tweeted: "I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds.

"All faiths challenge us to be our best selves. It is one world and one for all. Now see you in the Octagon."

What do you think? Reckon the 'champ champ' is coming back to the octagon?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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