McGregor practices spinning head kicks ahead of his UFC return

Conor McGregor provides fans with glimpse into his training as the Irishman practices spinning head-kicks ahead of his highly-anticipated UFC return to fight Dustin Poirier

  • Conor McGregor has provided his followers with an update on his training
  • The Irishman posted two pictures of himself performing spinning head-kicks
  • He has recently been honing his defensive skills while boxing last month
  • It is all in preparation for his highly-anticipated UFC return to fight Dustin Poirier
  • The 32-year-old retired from MMA in June but now looks set for a January return 

Conor McGregor has given fans a sneak peak into his training regime ahead of his UFC return after snapped performing spinning head-kicks during a sparring session.

The Irishman took to Instagram post two pictures of himself dressed in kickboxing gear while performing the acrobatic strikes on his sparring partner.

The 32-year-old looks in incredible shape as he continues to prepare for his highly-anticipated return to he octagon in a couple months time to face Dustin Poirier.

Conor McGregor gave his fans a glimpse into his training ahead of his return to the UFC

The 32-year-old agreed to face Dustin Poirier (pictured) inside the octagon in January

McGregor agreed to make a sensational return last month after accepting Dana White’s offer to fight Poirier in the UFC in January.

And while he is yet to officially sign any contract, McGregor continues to let his fans know that his full attention is getting back to his very best.

McGregor is set to make his comeback to the sport of MMA after announcing his retirement in June, having grown frustrated at the lack of opportunities in the UFC lightweight title picture.

He hit out at the organisation earlier this week when he claimed that he was ‘ignored’ after seeing his plans for ‘four fights this calendar year’ put on hold.

McGregor has been providing his followers with updates on how his training is progressing

McGregor claims he had plans for a busy 12 months of action inside the octagon but retired after overcoming Donald Cerrone in January inside just 40 seconds.

It is thought a stall in contract negotiations and then the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on UFC halted McGregor’s plans and ‘The Notorious’ was not booked to compete again.

And when told by a fan on Twitter on Tuesday night that he should return to UFC on a ‘permanent basis’, McGregor claimed he had tried to plan multiple fights for 2020 but had been let down by White and Co.

McGregor replied: ‘After being ignored on the 3 dates I put forward (3 consecutive dates I might add! Would have had me at 4 fights this calendar year) Followed then by being sidelined because no crowds in attendance, I said f*** this and bounced.

‘4 fights this era = 6mill PPV buys. How much lost?’

McGregor took aim at UFC chief Dana White earlier this week by claiming he was ‘ignored’ before his third retirement in June

However, McGregor is now ‘raring to go’ as he looks to make his highly-anticipated UFC return

He also told another fan: ‘I am raring to go and in the best place I’ve ever been. Excited to show my practices to the world!’   

White revealed last month that they had made him a ‘take it or leave it’ offer to fight Poirier on January 23, but Poirier has questioned the validity of White’s offer.

On Tuesday, Poirier urged the UFC supremo to ‘stop playing games’ and send over the correct contract to the Irishman. 

It comes after White suggested that contracts for the rematch – scheduled for January 23 – were a done deal ‘as far as I know’.

However, Poirier doesn’t think this is the case, and took to Twitter to let fans know that he is not happy with UFC’s lead man and has told him to stop messing around.

McGregor (left) beat Poirier (right) in their encounter at UFC 178 in September 2014

Porier, nicknamed ‘The Diamond’, wrote on Twitter: ‘Me @TheNotoriousMMA is the fight January 23rd. Let’s make it official! 

‘@ufc @danawhite send me the right contract. Stop playing games!’

The tweet, which has now been deleted, suggests that negotiations between UFC and Poirier appear to be at a standstill.

McGregor and Poirier battled it out against each other back in September 2014 at UFC 178, with the Irishman winning via a technical knockout in the first round. 

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