Conor McGregor is eyeing a comeback for the ages.
“Not only just a return — the greatest return in combat sports,” McGregor said in a UFC-produced interview (via MMA Fighting). “This is going to be [that]. I’m going to kick this guy in the head. He’s just tailor-made for being kicked all over the place, and that’s what I’m aiming for. I am aiming to wrap this steel bar around the opponent. And you’re going to see a visual of the leg hanging off [at UFC 264] and then you’re going to see a visual off a head hanging off.
“So I’m excited for that and motivated for that, and steady making my way towards it.”
Not only will McGregor be competing for the first time in over two years; it'll also be just his fourth fight since his submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov back in Oct. 2018.
With the pandemic disrupting his plans for a “season” back in 2020, the former two-weight champion is finally looking to be fully active and get as many as four fights in a calendar year.
“One [fight per year] is not [enough]. I need [more]. I want four — three or four,” Conor McGregor added. “If I can get where I need to get to, three or four a year is perfect. One is madness. And it’s been one, one, one on, one year off, one on, one year off, and then obviously with the leg thing it’s been a bit longer.”