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Is Conor McGregor retired? When is he going to return to the octagon?


Conor McGregor is considered as one of the biggest celebrities and box office draws in all of sports, not just combat sports. Nevertheless, McGregor has seen a number of setbacks lately, including a terrible injury the UFC superstar sustained in a prior bout.

On July 10, 2021, at UFC 264, “The Notorious” lost a lightweight match to Dustin Poirier after suffering a horrifying lower leg injury. McGregor was defeated by first-round TKO (medical stoppage) and hasn’t competed since.

While many predicted that Conor McGregor’s brilliant MMA career would come to an end as a result of the injury and extended layoff, the Irishman insisted repeatedly that he was still very much involved in the sport. McGregor is still listed on the UFC roster as someone who hasn’t retired.

Furthermore, McGregor will absolutely return to the octagon this year, the UFC recently revealed. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion will coach The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality series during its upcoming season 31. The ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler, a lightweight standout in the UFC, will be his rival coach and opponent.

From May 30 to August 15, TUF 31 will be broadcast, and McGregor is scheduled to face Chandler at the end of the season. The McGregor-Chandler bout could happen in September, according to Ariel Helwani. The weight division and precise date for the fight, however, have not yet been disclosed by the UFC.

Islam Makhachev believes Conor McGregor could retire if he loses to Michael Chandler

Islam Makhachev, the undisputed lightweight champion, poked fun at longtime foe Conor McGregor prior to his UFC lightweight title defence against UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on February 12.

Makhachev hinted at the fact that McGregor and Michael Chandler had each lost three of their previous four bouts during the UFC 284 media day.
The clash, according to Makhachev, is likely the result of this, and Conor McGregor wisely picked a diminutive foe in ‘Iron,’ who will likely compete against him at welterweight.

Makhachev jokingly stated that if McGregor loses, he might consider retiring. He was hoping that Chandler or McGregor would ultimately win when they square off. The combatant from Dagestan said:

The fight is entertaining for MMA fans, but if Chandler prevails, McGregor will undoubtedly retire. All you need to do is make some nice money, but Chandler is a clever person since I have seen him in a few fights recently. He fights hysterically.
Makhachev went on to say

“He made a wise decision for Conor, too. He picked a 170 pound tiny man. Every day, Conor retires and then returns to Twitter.

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