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Conor McGregor Wants To Do A Charity Wheelchair Boxing Match

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Conor McGregor Wants To Do A Charity Wheelchair Boxing Match

The grind never stops for Conor McGregor.

The mixed martial arts star apparently wants to compete in a wheelchair boxing match while he recovers from his devastating leg break.

Former dual division UFC champion McGregor is expected to be sidelined for quite some after snapping his tibia bone during his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

But it seems the Irishman is keen on lacing up the gloves as soon as possible - even if he can't actually walk at all.

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According to his coach John Kavanagh, McGregor like the idea of competing in a wheelchair boxing bout with all proceeds going to a charitable organisation of his choosing.

"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," Kavanagh told the UFC's Laura Sanko.

"You might have seen him do some of Conor's impressions. So Conor's gonna fight Conor in the co-main event."

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"So Conor was going to 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 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."

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Now, whether we ever get to witness McGregor throwing hands from the comfort of a wheelchair remains to be seen - although it's hard to hard to deny that it wouldn't be absolutely incredible to watch.

If it were to happen, you can guarantee the Irishman would pour his blood, sweat and tears into the entire event.

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Credit: PA

After all, it wouldn't be a McGregor show without an insane build-up and box office bout.

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That said, his hopes of competing might have to be put on hold after his coach gave an early indication of his future plans by putting any rumours of an early retirement from mixed martial arts to bed.

"He truly loves this and it's hard to imagine him not wanting to come back, not wanting to do this again," Kavanagh added.

"Because we really just got this fantastic rhythm.

"He's turning 33, which to me is a peaking time where strength meets conditioning and mental and physical and spiritual maturity, everything's coming together.

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"I think we have a couple of years of this ahead of us."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Injury news, Boxing, UFC, Australia, MMA

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