Conor McGregor
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Conor McGregor will return to the ring in a wheelchair boxing match against impressionist Al Foran in a bid to raise money for charity. Despite suffering a broken tibia and fibula against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, The Notorious One will make an unusual transition to an ever more unusual sport.

McGregor will appear in Galway, Ireland, against a man who has made a career out of impersonating the Irishman. The fight is set to take place in the Clayton Hotel as part of comedian Stevo Timothy’s wheelchair boxing event in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association.

This won’t be Conor McGregor’s first foray into a combat sport outside of his comfort zone, having previously fought Mayweather in a boxing fight. Granted it will be the first time we have seen McGregor in this particular arena, it remains to be seen whether or not the former two-weight champ can retrofit his stand-up game for a sit-down fight.

McGregor has chimed in on the Charity Event, tweeting that he is down for the fight so long as they wait for his recovery time before he can commit to a date.

Given the nature of McGregor’s loss against Poirier, I have previously said that McGregor should take the fight with Jake Paul and mooted the idea that he make a permanent transition to another sport. Granted, this took me by surprise.

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