Conor McGregor Eyes UFC Return First But Want Boxing Match In The Future

Conor McGregor’s latest update on the broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier last July has revealed that he appears to be well on the road to recovery, and as he looks ahead to what comes next he’s confirmed that his next fight will be in the UFC’s Octagon, he’s also suggested that he will return to the boxing ring at some stage in the future as well.

“My body is doing good,” McGregor told Sky Sports. “After (this), we’re going to up the training bit by bit. I should be able to kick now. I have another CT scan in the coming days. Then I’ll be cleared to kick. Once I can kick and grapple, I’ll be back in no time. Boxing training is going well, and strength training. That’s all. I’m excited to get back.”

McGregor then went on to reveal that he has aspirations to fight in MMA and boxing going forward.

“Boxing is my first love in combat sports,” McGregor said. “It’s boxing. I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously, my return will be inside the octagon for the UFC in mixed martial arts. That story is far from over. In fact, that story is just being wrote. It’s just beginning. That’s where I’ll make my return. But boxing, I will grace the squared circle again in the future.”

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