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Conor McGregor to Coach New Season of The Ultimate Fighter?

Conor McGregor, UFC 264 press conference Photo credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Conor McGregor’s return to action has grown more likely in recent weeks – with the Ireland star now revealing he has the chance to coach in the new season ultimate warrior.

While nothing has been officially announced, UFC president Dana White shared McGregor’s response to the proposal via his Instagram Story.

McGregor got fans buzzing when he posted a photo of him on social media at his TUF house; in 2015, he coached on a show opposite Urijah Faber.

“Here’s a snapshot of the original Ultimate Warrior House,” McGregor wrote alongside the photo. “Where I coached Urijah Faber. This photo was taken before the show. Just before I won my first world title by beating Urijah’s teammate Chad Mendes. After the fight, I went on to coach the famous fight show. Band With big black eyes and gashs, my tricolor flag, and my new and first UFC belt, I waltzed into the notorious Fight Gym in Las Vegas.”

“Best suits and shouts the show has ever seen. On top of silverware. I led my team to victory. Crazy. Some journey. I was just asked to coach this role again. I love it . That’s the full immersion that needs to be.”

“I see the fighters lining up. I know what’s coming and I’m ready, bastard,” McGregor finished, adding the hashtag “#StayReady.”

McGregor, who last fought in July 2021, broke his leg in the third fight with Dustin Poirier, bringing their trilogy to an early end. Notorious, who has not competed since then and is recovering from his leg, drew attention when news broke that he had been removed from the USADA testing pool.

USADA officials told Cageside Press late last year that the decision on whether McGregor will receive a six-month test waiver upon his return to action will be at the discretion of the UFC. Under the UFC’s anti-doping policy, fighters who have retired or otherwise been removed from the testing pool and then return to the ring must undergo a six-month clean test — but the promotion waives that period and instead requires At least two tests.

Outside of the fight, McGregor has been dealing with former training partner Artem Lobov’s lawsuit over the Proper No. 12 whiskey line, as well as assault allegations.

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