Conor McGregor will return to the ring NEXT MONTH despite breaking his leg in UFC 264 trilogy defeat by Dustin Poirier…
- Conor McGregor broke his leg in his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier
- He will return to the ring next month in a wheelchair boxing match in Galway
- McGregor will fight Al Foran, who made many impressions of the UFC star
Conor McGregor will return to the ring next month in a wheelchair boxing match, it has been confirmed.
The UFC superstar is currently recovering from a broken leg sustained in his first round defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
However, McGregor is eager to return to the ring and has agreed to take part in a fight in an unusual match-up on September 11.
Conor McGregor recovers from broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier
He will fight Impressionist Al Foran in a charity wheelchair boxing match next month
The 33-year-old will take on Irish Impressionist Al Foran in the co-main lock at the Clayton Hotel in Galway.
Foran has made many impressions of McGregor over several years, which has attracted the attention of the former featherweight and lightweight champion.
McGregor tweeted in May: ‘I will fight this impostor in the co-main! He makes a terrible impression of me for years.’
In a Twitter post, Stevo Timothy, who hosted the event, confirmed that the pair will compete against each other.
The fight is part of a charity event where the money raised will be donated to the Irish Wheelchair Association.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh previously spoke about the UFC star’s intentions to fight Foran and believes the time is now right for the Irishman to be “off the ground for a while” due to his injury.
Kavanagh said on the W2W Warrior Training Programs Instagram: ‘Conor had volunteered to be the co-main event where he would go boxing, there’s a guy named Al Foran who is an impressionist.
“You may have seen him do some of Conor’s impressions. So Conor is going to fight Conor in the co-main event, which I thought was quite funny, he accepted his very first co-main slot.
“He’s been the main event for a few years now. But anyway, in the heat of it all, he just turned and said, “You know, I’m going to do the wheelchair boxing fight now,” because he’s off his legs for a while. He was joking about that.’
McGregor’s trilogy fight with Poirier ended in a first-round technical knockout due to his injury