UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor isn’t one to mince words, especially when it comes to calling out potential opponents. The popular mixed martial artist and cultural icon took to his Instagram page this week to ensure fans that everyone he is destined to face has “truly weak areas” in their fighting styles.
McGregor seems to finally be back to training after taking a long hiatus from the octagon.
The Irish champion last saw action when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in November of 2016 to earn the UFC lightweight title. He then announced he would not be fighting until after the birth of his first child in May of 2017.
By the time his son had come into the world, McGregor was pursuing the biggest fight of his life against boxing veteran Floyd “Money” Mayweather. “The Notorious” finally got his boxing super fight against the ageing pugilist in August of 2017. He started off the fight strong, landing decent combinations and stunning pundits around the globe.
As the fight wore on, however, it was clear that Mayweather was beginning to accelerate and by the later rounds McGregor was no longer able to defend himself effectively and was eventually TKO’d in the tenth.
Now it finally seems like we might be seeing McGregor back in the cage sooner rather than later, with the Irishman posting pictures of himself training at his home training camp, Straight Blast Gym in Dublin.
Whatever happens this year, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s going to be great to see the lightweight division moving again. Nothing seems to anger the UFC’s fan base more than a stagnant division, and what’s more frustrating is that the champion of the lightweight division is healthy but inactive.
We can only hope we see McGregor back in the cage shortly because he is staring down the barrel of a murderer’s row when he returns to the UFC. Contenders such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, long-time rival Nate Diaz, former opponent Max Holloway and even welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have all been touted as potential opponents for McGregor’s first fight back.
McGregor’s latest social media post asserts that they all have holes in their games. What holes do you see? Check out McGregor’s post below and let us know what you think!