Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor ‘back healthy’, training like a ‘2000 pound gorilla’

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Conor McGregor is back in the gym healthy and training like a “2000 pound gorilla”.

That’s according to McGregor head coach John Kavanagh. McGregor returned to SBG in Ireland earlier this week for the first time in over a year. Remember, “Notorious” recovered from a serious leg injury sustained in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Now that McGregor is healthy, he can return to full training and prepare for his return to the Octagon. After more than 12 months of absence, the former two-time UFC champion has put on a lot of weight. Kavanagh felt McGregor’s newfound strength when they first rode in 2022.

“I don’t know if you can see the few nicks and marks on my forehead. He showed up by surprise. He grabbed me by the neck and I was subjected to a few blows by this 2000 pound gorilla,” Kavanagh recently told The Mac Life.

“We had a good turnover,” he added. “I think it was literally the first time I struggled with him since the buildup to the last fight, so it’s been a while now. He’s back healthy now, he’s able to do all facets of MMA training again.

McGregor, who turned 34 on Thursday, hopes to return to a UFC title. It’s unclear at this time if the promotion is ready to put its bread in that basket again, but “Notorious” has a plethora of suitors it can ultimately choose from. Fighters who will put his 2000 pound gorilla to the test.

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