Is a Conor McGregor Comeback on the Horizon?
By Claire Miles - September 21, 2022

It is now official, after months of rumors, that Conor McGregor won’t compete in 2022 since his leg has not fully recovered. Since breaking his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021, “Notorious” has been recovering. He has always stated that he would return in 2022. The former dual-weight champion will not compete in 2022, according to Tim Simpson, who also represents prominent MMA athletes Israel Adesanya, Leon Edwards, and Conor McGregor.

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Instead, he will shortly start filming Road House, a new Amazon Prime adaptation of the 1980s classic, which will shoot in the Dominican Republic in a few weeks. Jake Gyllenhaal will co-star in the lead role of “Mystic Mac” in his acting debut. Regarding McGregor’s film endeavor, Simpson said to MMA Junkie, “It fits in wonderfully.” “This fits in well in the meantime, but he’s still on schedule for a major return next year.”

Simpson said that despite more than a year of recuperation and twice-daily exercise, McGregor’s leg is still not totally healed, and it will be some time before the UFC legend is fully healthy. “The leg’s recovery is ongoing. The Senior Vice President of Paradigm Sports continued, “He’s been training like a lunatic twice a day, every day. I think there’s a little more to go on. His whole squad is present, including the McGregor Fast crew, all of his athletes, a physiotherapist, a boxer, and a coach. He has worked really hard. He has been working out quite hard. He needs just a few minor modifications to get his leg back to where it should be because he is in excellent form.

When he does make a comeback, McGregor plans to challenge Edwards for the UFC welterweight championship. At UFC 278 this past weekend, “Rocky” sensationally knocked out Kamaru Usman to claim the championship. After Usman’s humiliating loss, the 34-year-old, who has gained significant muscle mass from fighting, couldn’t help but make fun of the “Nigerian Nightmare” in a series of tweets. Maybe they’ll work things out inside the Octagon next year.