Conor McGregor to compete in wheelchair boxing match

Conor McGregor’s return to combat sports is going to come in a format very few could have expected – wheelchair boxing.

Back at UFC 264 last month, McGregor was unsuccessful in his attempt to get revenge on Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout. Conor had some bright moments but in the final seconds of the first round in which he broke his leg, handing Poirier the win and the 2-1 series lead via doctor stoppage.

“The Notorious” mixes things up

McGregor filmed a short video of himself in a wheelchair on Instagram a few days after the fight and now, it appears as if he’s ready to double down on that as he continues his recovery.

While he isn’t going to pull a Chris Weidman by heading straight back into the gym, he’s going to do something that will definitely benefit the general public: a charity wheelchair boxing match.

“Drum roll ladies and gentlemen. 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:

Al Foran is best known as an impressionist with his rise to prominence coming whenever he imitated McGregor. The two have been pictured together on numerous occasions in the past and now, they’ll meet in an event that very few will even understand – including us.

There’s every chance this could end up falling apart but in equal measure, doing something like this for charity could help to restore Conor’s reputation. After all, his remarks in the media recently haven’t painted him in the best light.

The show is scheduled to take place in Dublin on September 11. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Dustin Poirier is preparing to challenge Charles Oliveira for the right to finally call himself UFC lightweight champion.

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