Conor McGregor: UFC star makes sensational return to boxing in amateur fight with local in hometown
Conor McGregor made a stunning return to the ring on Friday evening against a local fighter in his hometown.
The Irishman, who swapped boxing for Mixed Martial Arts at an early age, plied his trade at the Crumlin Boxing Club as a youngster.
McGregor’s future is still uncertain after he retired from MMA last month having not stepped into the Octagon since October last year.
He was beaten by lightweight champions Khabib Nurmagomedov after being forced to tap out in the fourth round – and the pair were subsequently suspended from the sport for a post-fight scuffle.
However, despite his retirement, in which he said was hanging up his gloves in the sport ‘formerly known as mixed martial art’, UFC president Dana White is confident he will return to the Octagon and that he will meet with the star to discuss a new deal.
And it’s clear that McGregor is clearly keeping himself busy during his retirement after fighting at the Crumlin Boxing Club for its Good Friday show.
Taking on amateur fighter Michael McGrane, McGregor was listed as ‘A. Another’ for the showdown.
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It was the first time McGregor had boxed since he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and numerous clips of the Irishman circulated on social media, showing the UFC megastar in a red vest and a head guard.
Although it remains unlikely the 30-year-old will pursue more fights in boxing rather than MMA, he would not be short of opponents willing to take him on.
Amir Khan, who fights Terence Crawford in New York on Saturday night, has stated he is wants to fight McGregor in the boxing ring in the future.
Source: SportsLatest TS