Former dual-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor may be about to make his acting debut, but he remains a fighter at heart and is intent on making the greatest comeback in sports history.
‘Notorious’ is currently healing up after fracturing his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021 and is expected to make his comeback later this year or in the first quarter of 2023.
In the meantime, the 34-year-old is set tostar alongside Jake Gyllenhaalin Amazon Prime’s new re-imagining of the 1980s classic, Road House, which is set to begin filming in the Dominican Republic later this month.
While talk about ‘Mystic Mac’s’ impending comeback has quietened down as of late, he wanted to let everyone know that he has big plans once he’s fully recovered from the catastrophic leg injury he suffered last year.
“The greatest and the biggest sports comeback in all of history,” McGregor wrote on Twitter alongside a compilation of some of his biggest wins. “Will you be a witness?”
Previously, the Irishman has expressed an interest in competing at welterweight when he comes back in a bid to become the first three-weight champion in UFC history.
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Despite bulking up during his time away from fighting, many still believe McGregor is undersized at 170lbs and would struggle against top contenders such as Leon Edwards, Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Burns, and Khamzat Chimaev.
Even if he managed to get by those guys, he’d still have to face Kamaru Usman, who is the current welterweight titleholder and the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
It seems a longshot and would certainly be impressive but McGregor winning a third UFC belt would be way down the list when it comes to great sporting comebacks.
In 2019, golf legend Tiger Woods overcame a litany of problems including a sex scandal, a degrading DUI arrest, and four surgeries on his back to return to the pinnacle of the sport.
After 11 years without a major win, it appeared the American was way past his peak when he somehow managed to claim his fifth green jacket at the Masters.
Meanwhile, Premier League footballer Christian Eriksen’s amazing comeback story will be at the forefront of most people’s minds as it is the most recent and still ongoing.
The 30-year-old collapsed due to a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening match against Finland at Euro 2020 and his heart stopped beating for five minutes.
Since then, he’s somehow managed to return to top-flight football. Firstly, with Brentford last season before securing himself a big move to Manchester United.
He may not have secured a trophy yet like Woods but just to be back playing again is a miracle and McGregor will have to go some to outdo them both.
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