WATCH: ‘What universe are we in?’ – Conor McGregor checking kicks in latest training after DEVASTATING injury has fans hyped
UFC star Conor McGregor reveals impressive skills in recent sparring video while training with PFL fighter Brendan Loughnane.
Conor McGregor training ( Image via X )
Conor McGregor has been actively working on his leg kick defense in preparation for his highly anticipated UFC comeback in 2024. McGregor showcased swift leg kicks and kick-checks emphasizing that his legs were in prime condition.
Recently, Conor McGregor surprised everybody with sparring partner Brendan Loughnane. In a video circulating on social media, both fighters were seen exchanging blows and kicks. McGregor threw spinning back kicks and other moves, demonstrating his versatility and skill in countering leg kicks. Despite recovering from a broken leg, McGregor continues to display remarkable kicks in training, building anticipation for his return.
Conor McGregor has been out of the octagon since July 2021 due to a broken tibia suffered in a match against Dustin Poirier. His return was initially set for December but faced delays, possibly related to a mandatory six-month period in the USADA testing pool before a fighter can compete. Despite the buzz, UFC CEO Dana White revealed that McGregor would not return to the UFC in 2023 as per the schedule. The situation adds intrigue to McGregor’s future plans and the anticipation surrounding a potential comeback.
Brendan Loughnane is a British professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Featherweight division of the Professional Fighters League (PFL). As per ESPN, Loughnane has a professional MMA record of 27 wins, 5 losses, and 0 draws. His record includes 14 wins by (T)KO and 1 win by submission.
Fans react to Conor McGregor’s latest training session
Conor McGregor became a star through a combination of his exceptional fighting skills, charismatic personality, and strategic promotion by the UFC. McGregor won the UFC Featherweight Championship in 2015, making him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. His last few performances have not been up to the mark.
However, his long-drawn hiatus has built anticipation of a strong comeback in the octagon. Fans have reacted to McGregor’s recent clips of sparring. Here are some of the reactions from X (previously known as Twitter ):
Meanwhile, Michael Chandler has confirmed that his fight against Conor McGregor is scheduled for 2024 at UFC 300. However, the fight will likely take place in the first half of 2024. Michael Chandler is eagerly awaiting the official fight date. Conor McGregor re-entered the UFC’s drug-testing pool in October which makes him eligible to compete again by April. Meanwhile, Chandler expressed confidence in facing McGregor, stating that there is only one guy McGregor is going to fight, and that is him.
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