Conor McGregor working toward UFC return: 'I am the best at this'

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Conor McGregor has introduced he’s working toward a return to UFC after greater than a yr away from the octagon.

The Irishman final fought at UFC 205 in November 2016, defeating Eddie Alvarez to take the light-weight title, earlier than he made a excessive-profile change to the boxing ring to tackle Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August final yr.

McGregor was stopped in the tenth spherical by the legendary American and has solely intermittently – by his requirements – basked in the media highlight over the intervening months.

That each one appears set to vary, nevertheless, after McGregor claimed in an Instagram submit Thursday he failed with a late bid to be included in subsequent month’s UFC 222, whereas promising to make what can be a hotly-anticipated comeback.

 

I am preventing once more. Interval. I am the best at this. I put my identify ahead to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, however I used to be advised there wasn’t sufficient time to generate the cash that the UFC would wish. I used to be enthusiastic about bouncing in final minute and taking out the ultimate featherweight, with out all the remainder of the stuff that comes with this recreation. Please respect the insane quantity of labor outdoors the battle recreation that I’ve put in. On prime of the preventing. I am right here. It’s on them to return and get me. As a result of I am right here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ™

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“I am preventing once more. Interval,” he wrote. “I am the best at this. 

“I put my identify ahead to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, however I used to be advised there wasn’t sufficient time to generate the cash that the UFC would wish.

“I used to be enthusiastic about bouncing in final minute and taking out the remaining featherweight, with out all the remainder of the stuff that comes with this recreation.

“Please respect the insane quantity of labor outdoors the battle recreation that I’ve put in. On prime of the preventing.

“I am right here. It’s on them to return and get me. As a result of I am right here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ.”