‘I feel crazy confident’: Fit-again Conor McGregor reveals he’ll be returning to UFC in ‘multiple’ fights next year after shooting movie with Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal.. and Irishman insists the fact that fighting is “easier” than being a movie actor
- UFC star Conor McGregor insisted he would return to the octagon after filming
- McGregor, 39, filmed the Road House remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal
- The Notorious had planned to make their highly anticipated comeback later this year
- The Irishman is slated for at least six months after not taking a drug test recently
Conor McGregor has vowed he will return to the octagon with a series of fights after appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster.
The 39-year-old is currently starring alongside Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal in a remake of the 1989 film Roadhouse at The Dominican Republic.
The Notorious had planned to make their highly anticipated comeback before the start of the year, although a setback in that broken leg last summer put those plans to rest.
Conor McGregor swore he would return with a series of fights after wrapping filming
The Irishman had planned a comeback for later this year, although a setback in that broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poiriter (right) last summer ended those plans.
The Irishman, however, admitted he was ready to return with a number of fights in 2023 after completing filming.
McGregor took to Twitter to say, “My two old belts. On two little ticks. This fight makes 10 buys.
“Fighting is easier than making movies. Blows they don’t even see. It’s been well documented that it takes several days with multiple replays after the fight for the industry to even grasp all the shots they just saw with my fights. Truth.
‘There’s no one in Hollywood with the skills or the ability to do what I’m doing in this film ‘the truck stop’ Box office records. Price.
‘Mr tasty shots on the big screen.
“I feel crazy confident. Calm. Detached from emotion. Aware of what I have to do and realize it. Visualization. I see everything. Clear.
‘This movie is ending, I’m back. I will have completed several fights by the time this movie comes out.
He then also posted a photo of himself lining up against Khabib Nurmagomedov with the caption, “It’s just shit.”
McGregor took to social media after it was revealed the former two-time champion was slated for at least another six months out of the octagon as he hadn’t had a drug test in over one year.
Fighters aren’t allowed to compete in the UFC if they haven’t been in the testing pool for at least six months, which UFC President Dana White has confirmed will be the case for the UFC. former two-weight champion.
The Irishman has been out of action since breaking his leg in his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier in 2021, and his wait for a next fight will now continue until 2023.
UFC President Dana White confirms fighters must be in testing pool for at least six months
McGregor has previously said he intends to return to the 170lb weight once he gets back inside the octagon.
But he faces a long wait if he wants to challenge division titleholder Leon Edwards, as he first has to defend his belt against Kamaru Usman next year before facing anyone else.
And even then, he’ll likely be at least second to Khamzat Chimaev, who will want to face the winner of the Usman vs. Edwards trilogy fight after breaking his weight limit to face Nate Diaz earlier in 2022.
But White has revealed his desire for Chimaev to fight Colby Covington as the co-main event of Usman’s trilogy fight with Edwards next year on British soil.