Conor McGregor, a star of the UFC, is getting ready to make his comeback to the cage, and in order to be ready for the fight, the Irishman Brendan Loughnane is training with him.
Since he sustained a leg injury in the third bout of their trilogy against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in 2021, ‘The Notorious’ has been sidelined from active competition. This match was the third and final installment of their trilogy. Despite the fact that the former two-division champion has made a full recovery, he did not return to the USADA testing pool until October. In order to compete again, he will need to remain in the pool for another six months.
Although McGregor has dropped hints about making a comeback at UFC 300, nothing has been confirmed as of yet. On his comeback, he will most likely compete against Michael Chandler, who is a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion.
The Dubliner, who is now 35 years old and will fight again at some point in the future, appears to be putting in a lot of work in the gym in preparation for that bout. McGregor can be seen engaged in a sparring routine with Brendan Loughnane X in recent video footage that was uploaded to YouTube by the latter.
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The Irishman’s trainer, John Kavanagh, appeared to enjoy himself while watching the video clip. The MMA instructor responded to the video by posting a clip from the movie Step Brothers, which read as follows:
“Did we just become best friends?”
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Loughnane responded with a string of laughing emojis, demonstrating that he was having just as much fun as everyone else. In the past, Brendan Loughnane was a notable participant on Dana White’s Contender Series; however, he was not offered a contract following his appearance. As a professional, he has a record of 26 wins and 5 losses (9-2 in the PFL).
Conor McGregor takes aim at Anderson Silva
In the world of mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor is widely regarded as a pioneer. The Irishman’s accomplishments are without peer, as evidenced by the fact that he is one of the wealthiest athletes in the world and also holds the distinction of being the only fighter in UFC history to win titles in two different weight classes.
The Dubliner is currently getting ready to make his comeback to the octagon, and he has his sights set on another significant achievement. In a recent post on X, the 35-year-old fighter claimed that he has his sights set on surpassing the knockout record held by MMA icon Anderson Silva:
“My next one will commemorate my 20th knockout in professional MMA, so needless to say, I am absolutely looking forward to that! 20 knockouts in mixed martial arts is an amazing accomplishment. Anderson now has 23, so that gives me a fantastic goal to shoot toward!