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The Irishman announced on Friday that he is "boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East" after retiring from MMA in June.
It'll be McGregor's first boxing match since his clash with Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and he'll want to be in peak condition.
McGregor has taken to Instagram to show off his brand new look, with many fans commenting on his muscular frame.
'The Notorious' is currently holidaying in France but captioned his post: "FAST athlete, we are not paid by the hour."
Many have said his shaved head and lack of beard is a "throwback" to the original McGregor.
One user stated: "Cleaned shave McGregor does this mean motivated Conor 2.0?"
A second added: "Who fook is this guy? Looks like young Conor."
Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
I'm boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.
While a third simply put: "Manny Pacquiao is getting it."
The fight isn't officially signed yet but McGregor's coach John Kavanagh thinks both parties are close when it comes to terms.
He told Boxing Productions TV: "I believe both boxers have agreed fundamentally, behind the scenes there are a lot of terms and conditions and legal terms but I believe it will happen.
"I think it might be early next year but the wheels are in the motion and it looks like I'll be coaching boxing again."
McGregor is excited to return to the squared circle but he has admitted he would rather be in the UFC.
"I'd rather fight MMA anyway not sure why I've been held back like this, it's borderline criminal at this stage.
"The biggest number generator in the game asking for four fights since February this year and getting left on seen.
"It's pretty f**ked up when I keep thinking of it. I've been right here this whole time.
"Bob Chapek, do you copy! I repeat, Bob Chapek - Do You Copy!
"Anyways boxing it is for now and I'm up for this! I hope no bottling takes place here.
"I'm already agreeing to these limited rules and holding back my full array of weapons. Let's get it going guys.
"Much love, the champ champ."
Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/Instagram
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