McGregor promises 'biggest sports comeback in history'
Conor McGregor has high hopes for his return to the Octagon.
The former UFC two-division champion wrote Tuesday in an Instagram post that his next fight will be "the greatest and the biggest sports comeback in history."
A date for McGregor's comeback bout hasn't been finalized, though UFC president Dana White said he expects it to take place in late 2022 or early 2023.
The Irishman hasn't stepped into the cage since a trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier in July 2021. He broke his leg in the first round of the fight, resulting in a TKO loss, and has been on the mend since.
McGregor has posted training photos on his social media in recent weeks, so it appears he's close to - if not already at - 100% in terms of his recovery.
Outside of MMA, the 34-year-old is slated to make his feature film debut in the remake of "Road House." McGregor will have a starring role alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. Filming begins this month.
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