Day by day, slowly but surely, the picture of when we will see Conor McGregor back in the UFC Octagon is becoming clearer.
He is the UFC lightweight champion since November 2016 but has not competed in mixed martial arts since that dominant UFC 205 second-round TKO victory over Eddie Alvarez.
Now, there is an interim title holder in the division who comes in the shape of Tony Ferguson chomping impatiently at the bit for the unification bout which makes sense. All the while, support for a Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor showdown is growing exponentially since the Russian’s awesome display at UFC 219 where he simply demolished a highly regarded Edson Barboza.
This lead to the promotion’s president Dana White laying down an ultimatum to Conor. The time has come for the Irish superstar to make a choice. He must either sign a bout agreement which would see him fight by March, or he will have his 155-lbs belt stripped from him. More on that story can be found, here.
Well, it appears as though maybe McGregor has taken Dana’s threat seriously because today, the very next day, he was back on the mats at his hometown gym SBG.
Not only was ‘The Notorious’ sharpening his own tools, but he also lended a hand at coaching some of his fellow SBG members, as seen in the clip below, by somebody who recorded the footage of McGregor’s session.
The footage was taken from SBG head coach John Kavangah’s Instagram story.
McGregor being back in the gym and focused on a challenge in MMA is what so many of his fans want to see now. While it appears to be sooner rather than later that we will learn who, when or if the Dubliner will be fighting again in the UFC, positive clips such as the one above will keep us ticking over in the meantime.