Conor McGregor says he is ready to return to the octagon for “millions and millions of dollars”.
The former two-weight UFC champion was on an 18-month enforced absence from the sport following a horrific broken leg at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor broke his left fibula and tibia and demanded that a metal rod be inserted into his leg.
The 34-year-old has been on the comeback trail for some time now and we’re no closer to knowing who he will be up against.
The Irish fighter kept his fans updated with regular training videos and his impressive bulk.
It looks like he’s hoping to get back in the cage as soon as he tweeted, “Getting ready to bounce in a cage and smash someone with a bunch of hammers. For millions and millions of dollars. Light work.”
However, don’t expect to see him back in the UFC for at least the next six months.
Dana White confirmed over the weekend that he is not currently in the USADA drug testing pool and would need to be in there for at least six months before he can compete again.
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That hasn’t stopped him from giving his thoughts on the fights happening in the promotion.
He was pretty vocal about new lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, one of the two divisions he held the belt in.
Makhachev defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 and agreed to fight featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Their champion vs. champion clash is set to take place at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia in February, which is Volk’s homeland.
McGregor was unimpressed with the potential commercial value of this fight.
He said, “My two old belts. On two small ticks. This fight makes 10 buys.
Volkanovski fired back by sharing an old tweet from the Irishman which read: “Winners focus on winning. The losers focus on the winners,” with the caption: “An ancient sage once said…”