When it was announced recently that Conor McGregor has a role in the upcoming reboot of 80’s action movie Road House there was speculation that it might postpone his return to the Octagon, but his manager Tim Simpson has now made it clear the superstar is still very much committed to making a UFC comeback next year.
“It fits in perfectly,” Simpson told MMA Junkie of McGregor’s bigscreen acting debut. “He’s still on track for a big return next year, but this fits in perfectly in the meantime.”
It’s now been over a year since McGregor suffered a broken leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, but Simpson says ‘The Notorious’ still needs more recovery time before his leg is ready, though he is training hard in the mean time.
“The leg is still healing,” Simpson continued. “I think there’s a little bit more to go on that, but he’s been training like a madman twice a day, every day. He’s got his full team out there: the McGregor Fast team, all his health and fitness guys, physio, boxing, coaching. He’s been going hard. He’s been training super hard. He’s in amazing shape – just final adjustments to get that leg back where it needs to be.”
Meanwhile, McGregor has also stressed that his acting gig won’t keep him from fighting for long, and after watching Kamaru Usman finally being dethroned at welterweight it seems he’s eager to fight for a title himself.
“So we’ve got the 170lb Jamaican British Leon. We’ve got the 185lb Nigerian New Zealander, The Stylebender Izzy, and we’ve got the Czech Samurai, Jiří Procházka,” McGregor noted on Twitter.
“Gis a bell I’ll be out at sea for the next what, 40 seconds then I’m back. Quick rip. Call me anytime – Heavy shoulders.”