Conor McGregor makes vow over UFC comeback following injury

Conor McGregor makes vow over UFC comeback following injury

Conor McGregor has vowed to return to the UFC after injury forced his fight with Michael Chandler to be postponed.

Uncertainty surrounded McGregor’s return before his fight with Chandler was officially cancelled.

The Irishman, who has not fought since breaking his leg in July 2021, suffered a fresh injury to derail the bout, according to McGregor and White.

But McGregor took to social media on Thursday, confirming, “I’ll be back,” while referencing a post on his 40-second knockout victory against Donald Cerrone in 2020.

Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White has dismissed suggestions that Conor McGregor’s comeback fight fell through due to monetary demands.

News on the cancellation of his fight followed a spell of uncertainty, a period in which fans speculated that McGregor, 35, was trying to negotiate a higher purse – amid a record-breaking $20m-plus gate at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena.

“Conor McGregor... I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again, Conor McGregor has never done that,” White said on The Jime Rome Show on Monday (17 June).

“Conor McGregor never leads up to a fight and tries to renegotiate a contract or get more money. He’s never even done anything remotely close to that.

“He is as solid as solid can be, when it comes to being a business partner. Conor McGregor is hurt right now, it’s absolutely real.

“Yeah, no, he’s never done anything like that.”

McGregor vs Chandler is reportedly facing a two or three-month delay, as McGregor seeks his first win since January 2020.

Last time out, in July 2021, the former dual-weight champion suffered a broken leg against Dustin Poirier, who knocked out McGregor six months prior.

American Chandler, 38, has not fought since November 2022, when he lost to compatriot Poirier via submission.