Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor will not be competing in a scheduled charity boxing match next month, the Irishman recently confirmed.
“Notorious” was set to box impressionist Al Foran on September 11 with proceeds going to the Irish Wheelchair Association. The boxing bout was also to take place while both men sat in wheelchairs.
However, McGregor revealed on Monday, August 2, that his medical team advised him to stay in the United States to continue treatment for his broken leg. McGregor snapped his left tibia and fibula during his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor has remained in California since, recovering from his surgery.
And although McGregor won’t answer the bell in September, he is still interested in making the charity contest happen.
“Guys, the September date is too early for me,” McGregor tweeted. “I am still in recovery. My docs/physical therapy team out here advice me to stay. I reckon late October at earliest. But maybe November/December too. It is hard to say at this time a concrete date. But I’m in! Wait for me please!”
“Hahaha quality!” McGregor then tweeted, reacting to a meme of himself and Foran. “Give me time guys, I’m in! Just need to focus on this recovery for the next while first before I can commit to a date! Have some cool things planned for event tho! @IrishWheelchair #LamborghiniWheelchairs”
For those unfamiliar with Foran, he has a special knack for impersonating McGregor. Watch the video below of Foran pretending to be Notorious and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who are interacting during Rogan’s popular podcast:
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