Is Conor McGregor really going to fight in a charity wheelchair boxing match in Ireland?
Conor McGregor has kept his names in the headlines despite being sidelined with a brutal leg injury he suffered at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier, even delving into wheelchair boxing matches to promote a good cause.
But after it appeared that he would fight impressionist Al Foran in a wheelchair fight in September, it sounds like fight fans will have to potentially wait a bit longer to see McGregor participate in a bout of that sort.
ESPN’s Marc Raimondi was the first to report that McGregor won’t be competing in a wheelchair boxing match to raise money for the Irish Wheelchair Association after recent reports alluded to the fight being booked and signed by McGregor and Foran. He continues to recover from the broken leg he suffered in his last fight and hopes to possibly get more involved with the cause in the future.
Shortly after it was reported that McGregor would not fight in a charity wheelchair bout in September, he took to his Twitter page to explain his reasoning for the withdrawal.
“Guys, the September date is too early for me,” McGregor tweeted. “I am still in recovery. My docs/physical therapy team out here [advise] me to stay. I reckon late October at the earliest. But I’m in! Wait for me please!”
While McGregor has turned down the previously planned Sept. 11th bout, he appears open to a later date just before his anticipated return to the UFC octagon sometime next year.
Conor McGregor continues to recover from a recent leg surgery
McGregor suffered a nasty shin break in the opening round of his trilogy bout with Poirier at UFC 264. He was taken out of T-Mobile Arena on a stretcher and immediately rushed to a local hospital for surgery.
McGregor is expected to make a return to the UFC octagon sometime next year, and that could come in a fourth fight with Poirier, as UFC president Dana White has reiterated in recent weeks. In the meantime, it appears that McGregor might take the opportunity to fight in unique ways while helping those in his native Ireland.