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Conor McGregor gives UFC fans sneak peak of his defensive skills during boxing workout


Conor McGregor gives fans sneak peak of his defensive skills during boxing workout as the Irishman prepares to make his highly-anticipated UFC comeback against Dustin Poirier in January

  • Conor McGregor gave fans a peak into his training regime ahead of UFC return
  • The Irishman has agreed to return to the UFC to fight Dustin Poirier next year
  • He now looks to be edging towards a comeback after he was filmed in training
  • McGregor showed off his skills during a defensive boxing drill on Instagram
  • The 32-year-old retired from MMA in June but now looks set for a January return 

Conor McGregor has given fans a sneak peak into his training regime ahead of his UFC return after he was filmed rolling and blocking shots during a boxing workout on Monday.

The Irishman agreed to make a sensational return to the octagon earlier this month after accepting Dana White’s offer to fight Dustin Poirier in the UFC in January.

And while he is yet to officially sign any contract, McGregor appears to have his eyes on the prize after he was filmed slipping and rolling shots during some defensive drills on Instagram.

Conor McGregor gave fans a glimpse into his training regime ahead of return to the UFC

Conor McGregor gave fans a glimpse into his training regime ahead of return to the UFC

The Irishman was filmed rolling and blocking shots during a boxing workout on Instagram

The Irishman was filmed rolling and blocking shots during a boxing workout on Instagram

The 32-year-old is set to make his comeback to the sport of MMA after announcing his retirement in June, after he grew frustrated at the lack of opportunities in the lightweight title picture.

However, after performing yet another U-turn following his third retirement, McGregor was desperate to make his return and fight before the end of the year.  

UFC president Dana White revealed earlier this month that they had made him a ‘take it or leave it’ offer to fight Poirier on January 23. 

‘We offered him a fight, we got him his own date,’ White told ESPN. ‘We didn’t have a date this year. We have everything laid out for this year, with world champions fighting for titles. 

McGregor slipped shots during the boxing workouts

The Irishman showed off his mobility and reactions

McGregor showed off his footwork and coordination during a defensive boxing workout

The 32-year-old agreed to face Dustin Poirier (pictured) inside the octagon in January

The 32-year-old agreed to face Dustin Poirier (pictured) inside the octagon in January

McGregor accepted Dana White's offer to fight Poirier in the UFC earlier this month

McGregor accepted Dana White’s offer to fight Poirier in the UFC earlier this month

‘He wants to fight Dustin Poirier apparently, so we went to ESPN and got him his own date. He’s been offered Dustin Poirier on Jan 23. It’s a yes or no answer.’ 

McGregor responded with an emphatic yes and accepted the bout on Twitter a fortnight ago. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement at the weekend will also open up the opportunity for McGregor to return to lightweight and reclaim his belt.

While ‘Notorious’ has looked solid at welterweight where he dispatched Donald Cerrone at 170-pounds in January, a return to lightweight could also be a possibility.  

Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement will also open up the opportunity for McGregor to return

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement will also open up the opportunity for McGregor to return

Justin Gaethje, who lost to Khabib at UFC 254, has called out McGregor to fight him for the now-vacated championship.

He said: ‘Poirier and McGregor are gonna fight, they haven’t made it official, so if McGregor wants to bounce out and get the belt, I’m right here.

‘If they want to give it to someone else then so be it, but I’ll be ready to fight again.

‘This is my job, this is my life and I love it so much.’

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