McGregor is continuing his recovery from injury and has been pictured in further training, as his plan to return to the UFC next year is stepped up
Conor McGregor has been pictured in “incredible” shape once again after he posted on social media with his UFC comeback trail continuing.
The Irish star is continuing his rehabilitation from a broken leg injury which put a stop to his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier in the opening round.
He has handed fans positive updates throughout his recovery and is eyeing a return to action in the middle stages of next year.
Now the 33-year-old has posted a fresh set of snaps which displayed him showing off his latest ripped physique, with fans describing him being in “incredible shape”.
One fan commented : “Holy s*** looks like a welterweight now. Almost unrecognisable.”
Another wrote : “Absolute animal, incredible shape!”
A fan also reacted : “Looking massive, I guess 155lbs is out of the picture!”
McGregor is likely to be focused on a career rebirth at 155lbs after suffering back-to-back defeats against bitter rival Poirier.
He has also recorded just one win since 2016 when he defeated journeyman Donald Cerrone with a comfortable opening round dismissal.
Despite the poor recent record, McGregor has vowed to make the “greatest comeback ever” and has now returned to light boxing training and physical re-conditioning.
The Irish star has demanded an immediate title shot on his return and is also keen to pursue a fourth fight with Poirier before the end of his cage journey.
With two fights on his current contract this could potentially be possible in his second fight, but he will likely face a lower-ranked contender first.
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And a whole host of challenges have landed at the door of McGregor including former rival Max Holloway, Michael Chandler and Rafael Dos Anjos.
But the 33-year-old has been warned he will return to a “different landscape” after his injury and will face a tough ask to return to his elite previous levels.
“It’s going to matter who Conor McGregor fights,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. “Very much so.
“Conor cannot be expected to return better than he left, that would defy every rule of basic logic that every human being has.
You don’t get better at something by not doing it, not practicing it, being forced on the sidelines by an injury.
“So if you try to put him back in there in a very meaningful fight against any of the top guys we’re asking too much and we’re going to make Conor a victim of his own success.”
McGregor has also been called by many to face a trilogy at welterweight against two-time rival Nate Diaz.
But this seems unlikely with his former counterpart struggling to find an opponent with just one fight remaining on his current UFC deal.
The superstar’s illustrious return to action has already been confirmed for March however where he will meet impressionist Al Foran in a wheelchair boxing match for charity.