Conor McGregor is training with the best ahead of his UFC comeback.
On Saturday, ‘Notorious’ shared a clip of him sparring with top welterweight contender Ian Garry, who is a self-confessed fan of the Irish MMA superstar.
In the 57-second clip, which was captioned ‘Lineage’, McGregor and Garry exchange kicks while Stevie Wonder’s hit song ‘Master Blaster’ plays in the background.
‘The Future’ followed up his training session with the former dual-weight UFC champion by visiting his famous Black Forge Inn pub.
The two men even shared some dinner together before going their separate ways and continuing to prepare for what could be an eventful few months.
Garry is fresh off a dominant decision win over Neil Magny at UFC 292 on August 19, but he may return to camp soon for a fight at UFC 295 in New York on November 11.
The 25-year-old called out Stephen Thompson for a scrap on the undercard of Jon Jones’ heavyweight title defence against former two-time champion Stipe Miocic.
‘Wonderboy’ rejected an offer to face Garry at Madison Square Garden in a couple of months’ time, but it’s still hoped that he will compete on the card before headlining in Dublin next year.
Meanwhile, McGregor wants to fight at UFC 296 on December 16 after being sidelined since breaking his leg during a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
The 35-year-old is booked to face Michael Chandler, but it’s currently unclear when they will fight as UFC president Dana White recently contradicted his biggest star by suggesting a 2024 comeback date.
McGregor continues to claim he will return before Christmas, and he even shared a ‘UFC leak’ to prove it last week.
White quickly claimed that was created by AI and insisted nothing regarding the fight between ‘Mystic Mac’ and Chandler had been finalised.
McGregor must first resolve an ongoing issue with the UFC’s drug testing body and its leaders who want him to undergo six months of random tests before competing again.
The UFC does have the authority to grant him an exemption, but only time will tell if they will be willing to let him compete after passing just two drug tests.