Conor McGregor fractured his ankle at the end of the first round of his UFC 264 fight against Dustin Poirier. Since then McGregor has been on a path of destruction that resulted in McGregor saying a lot of controversial remarks. It seems McGregor wants a title shot as soon as he returns as well.
While Conor McGregor has backed up his trash talks in the past, more often than not, they have also resulted in embarrassing defeats for him. McGregor also doesn’t hold any title in the UFC.
The Notorious One has been hard at work recovering from his injury over the past several months and has noticeably bulked up in anticipation of his return, though Dustin Poirier thinks he looks puffy. McGregor also never won a single fight in 2021.
While speaking to Severe MMA, Conor McGregor stated that despite a UFC 274 fight between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje in May being announced by journalists, UFC has yet to make it official. Due to this, McGregor made it clear that he wants a shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship once he returns.
“It (Oliveira vs. Gaethje) is not announced (officially)… July seems okay for me. You know I can’t say too early. If I am sparring in April, May, June and July, I could get in and slap the head off most of these guys… It’s about time this game starts giving me respect for my different styles of fighting. No matter what’s going on with the leg, let’s go into an open guard. There was a 11 percent chance that the (broken) bone never heals. I’m past that stage… People are going to give me my respect.”
Conor McGregor is expected to make his return by the Summer of this year, especially in July. We will have to wait and see how he will perform in his comeback fight as fans are waiting to see him return.
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