Conor McGregor shows off his sharp physique as he hits the pads after F1 jaunts to Monaco

Conor McGregor announced his return in recent months, after being out for more than a year. The star has been absent from UFC action after breaking his leg in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier in 2021. McGregor’s leg appears to have healed nicely and the fighter is back in the gym, for training for a comeback.

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The former UFC two-division champion recently took to his Instagram Story to share a video of his workout. McGregor was hitting the pads and practicing his boxing skills at a hotel in Monaco.

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McGregor seemed extremely light on his feet and maintained good footwork in the video clip he posted. The fighter wore his boxing gloves and hit the pads in the gym at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco.

Conor McGregor was visiting the country to watch the famous Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 event. In an interview that went viral online of him in Monaco, the fighter opened up about his healing process and gave fans an update on his comeback.

The fighter claimed that after his CT scans came back clear, he would return to MMA training. He said, “the body is fine. I’m here with my whole team, you know. Obviously, I take advantage of the Monaco Grand Prix and then you know. After that, we will increase the training a bit, little by little.

He added, “I should be able to punch now. Another CT scan now in the next few days and then I’ll be ready to kick. Once I can kick and grab, I’ll be back in no time. So boxing training went well and strength training and that, so I’m excited to be back.

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Conor McGregor on his return to boxing

McGregor is one of the best forwards in the UFC. His standing court combat is extremely quick and smart, which helped him become a two-time promotion champion.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout at the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In his interview, the fighter also shared his thoughts on returning to the sport of boxing. He said, “Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was there…I will be honoring the squared circle again in the future.

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When do you think the Irishman will return to boxing? Do you think he should stick to MMA instead? Let us know.

Teresa E. Burton