Don’t rule out a Conor McGregor return before 2019 comes to a close.
The last time McGregor competed was back in Oct. 2018. He was attempting to become a two-time UFC lightweight champion. Things didn’t pan out for McGregor as he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov. He then served a six-month suspension for his role in the post-fight brawl.
McGregor’s teammate Peter Queally spoke to The Irish Mirror. He said that a 2019 return for McGregor is possible.
“[A fight by the end of the year] is realistic,” Queally said. “He’s been struggling a little bit with a hand injury, which has been well documented in the media, so it’s hard to tell, but it’s definitely realistic that he will fight by the end of the year. If he wants to fight by the end of the year, he will fight by the end of the year.”
Additionally, a source close to SBG Ireland told The Irish Mirror the following.
“There was suggestion Conor might never fight again. That looked a real possibility with at all he has going on outside the Octagon at the minute. But that has slowly changed recently and Conor is now hellbent on fighting again before the end of the year.”
McGregor has been sidelined with a hand injury. He suffered the injury during a sparring session. McGregor underwent surgery and has been healing. The “Notorious” one has been at odds with the UFC over ownership stake in the promotion. It was this issue that put a stop to talks of a July return.
Will we see Conor McGregor back in the octagon before 2019 comes to a close?