Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor is making his return to action, but probably not in the way you'd expect.
Comedian Sir Stevo Timothy who is also an ambassador for the Irish Wheelchair Association announced via his Twitter account that McGregor would be facing impressionist Al Foran in a wheelchair boxing bout on September 11 that will help raise funds for the IWA. The Irish superstar is of course still healing from the gruesome left leg injury he suffered in his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier back at UFC 264. UFC President Dana White revealed recently that he expects McGregor to be out at least a year from competing inside of the Octagon to recover from the injury.
Drum roll ladies and gentlemen ----— Sir Stevo Timothy (@SirStevoTimothy) July 30, 2021
The co-main event: @TheNotoriousMMA v @ImpressionistAL aka The Notorious v The Notorious Impressionist all in aid of the @IrishWheelchair
Please donate here if you can: https://t.co/lDMJxs1MvE
-- @madebyGoodie pic.twitter.com/kqFIXApdzu
Shortly after publication, ESPN's Marc Raimondi said McGregor's participation was now off.
However, McGregor does support the Irish Wheelchair Association and intends to get more involved with it after his recovery is completed, Kessler said. She added: “Those that want to express their support don’t need to give to a gofundme effort."— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 2, 2021