UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has seemingly returned to training.
On Monday afternoon, ‘The Notorious’ posted a picture of himself in the SBG Ireland changing rooms as part of an advert for his supplement sponsor, BSN, to his official Instagram page.
McGregor, 21-3, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 205 back in November 2016.
Meanwhile, Robert Whittaker is glad Georges St-Pierre has cleared up the uncertainty in the middleweight division by vacating the title.
“With the UFC, anything can happen, really,” Whittaker said at the first UFC 221 pre-fight press conference. “There was no clear-cut matchup for me at any point in the last six months. So I’m just happy to have closure.
“I’m just happy to know Georges has stepped down, I’ve taken the title, and I’m going to defend it come February against Luke (Rockhold).
“So yeah, it’s just good to know what we’re doing. I’m a very objective-driven bloke, so to have a goal in mind and to have something to do is very important to me.”
And finally, Khabib Nurmagomedov believes a victory over Edson Barboza at UFC 219 will see him handed a fight with interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
“I think he wants to move on. But fans still want this fight,” the No.2 ranked lightweight in the world said during an appearance on UFC Tonight.
“The fans love this fight and the UFC want to make this fight. We can sell a lot of pay-per-views.
“When I beat Edson Barboza, I’m going to fight with Tony Ferguson. And he knows this.”