Thursday, January 26, 2023

Conor McGregor Says He Was Offered UFC Opportunity: ‘I Like It’

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Former two-part UFC champion Conor McGregor said he was offered a coaching role on The Ultimate Fighter. And the Irish superstar seems keen.

“Notorious” has been sidelined since breaking his leg while fighting Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. He announced in November that he was determined to fight this year. But before that, fans can watch him coach the UFC’s long-running reality TV franchise.

McGregor shared a photo of himself on Instagram on Wednesday before completing his first coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter. Notorious feuded with former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber in 2015 during the show’s 22nd season.

“This is a snapshot from the original Ultimate Fighter House,” wrote McGregor. “Where I trained against Urija Faber. This photo was taken just before the show. It was just before I won my first world title by beating my teammate Chad Mendes for Urija. I then practiced the famous fight show right after the fight. With a big black eye and a laceration, my tricolor, and my new and first-ever UFC gold belt, I stormed into the infamous Las Vegas Martial Arts Hall. The most sophisticated suits and screams the show had ever seen. On top of the silverware. And I coached my team to victory. Crazy. A travel.”

McGregor then went on to reveal the news. “I’ve just been offered the opportunity to coach this role again,” Notorious wrote. “I like that. It’s full immersion that’s required.”

See McGregor’s photo below via the embedded Instagram post:

McGregor’s post comes a day after he was accused of assaulting a woman in Spain while they were on his yacht to celebrate his birthday. Notorious denies the allegations.

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