Conor McGregor spars for the first time since his HORROR leg break

Conor McGregor spars for the FIRST time since his horror leg break in trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier last year, as the outspoken Irishman ramps up his training for a UFC comeback this summer

  • Conor McGregor has been out of action since suffering a broken leg last year
  • The UFC star is targeting a return to the cage this summer after nine months out
  • The 33-year-old sparred for the first time in training this week following his injury
  • The Irishman took to Instagram to post a series of photos of him in the ring 

UFC star Conor McGregor is finally back sparring as he continues working towards his return to the cage after breaking his leg last year.

The 33-year-old has been out of action since suffering a gruesome leg break during his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier last July, spending the last nine months recovering from the injury.

But the MMA legend is now in the final stages of his recovery and has recently resumed boxing training. 

UFC star Conor McGregor (left) is finally back sparring after his horror leg break last year

McGregor has been out of action since his leg break against Dustin Poirier back in July

After nine months away, McGregor has been putting in the hours at the Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin and has begun sparring with his training partners in the ring. 

The Notorious posted a series of photos from his first sparring session of the year to Instagram which he captioned with a red heart emoji and wrote: ‘My first spar.’ 

McGregor had been reportedly unable to step into the ring or cage with another competitor until receiving medical clearance but that has evidently been given in recent days.  

The Irishman took to Instagram to post a series of photos of him in the ring 

The Notorious appeared to have finally begun sparring with his training partners in the ring

McGregor captioned the social media post with a red heart emoji and wrote: ‘My first spar.’

In the series of photos, he could be seen wearing gear in the colours of the Irish flag and looked in solid shape as he sparred with another member of the club.  

The Irishman is planning to make a comeback this summer and has set his sights on a potential showdown with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

But UFC president Dana White revealed that he doesn’t foresee McGregor returning to action until the autumn at the earliest, according to The Sun.

The 52-year-old said: ‘We’re looking at early fall, if everything goes right.’ 

An autumn return is contingent on a full recovery and the Dubliner being cleared to return to full training.

The 33-year-old is continuing his training as he targets a return to the cage in summer

McGregor has been putting in the hours at the Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin

He has set his sights on a potential showdown with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman

‘If his leg heals right and he gets the clearance to really start training, then possibly early fall,’ White said. 

Meanwhile, Joe Rogan also warned McGregor against a speedy return amid the former two-weight UFC champion’s desire to fight Usman. 

Rogan believes McGregor should think wisely about taking on the 170lbs chief, who he describes as being ‘top of the food chain’ right now.   

‘Now he’s talking about fighting Kamaru Usman. Be careful what you ask for,’ the UFC commentator said about McGregor on his ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast. 

‘Be careful what you ask for. Usman is a big man, and he’s top of the food chain right now.’ 




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