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Conor McGregor dismisses injury fears as Irishman provides update on UFC return

Two-weight world champion McGregor has not fought since he broke his leg last summer and has thus far not been able to return to full training

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Conor McGregor insists he is on track to make his return to the UFC after breaking his leg.

The two-time champion has not fought since he was beaten for a second time by Dustin Poirier last summer. McGregor broke his leg at the end of the first round and the fight was waved off.

He has since undergone surgery but has not returned to training as quickly as planned. The Irishman had intended to resume full mixed martial arts sparring by last month but has so far been limited to boxing training.

But he insists he will soon be given the all-clear ahead of his return to the cage later this year. “The body’s doing good, I’m out here with my full team,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m enjoying the Monaco Grand Prix and then after that were going to up the training bit by bit.

“I should be able to kick now; I have another CT scan in the coming days and then I’ll be clear to kick; once I can kick and grapple I’ll be back in no time. Boxing training is going well – and strength training – I’m excited to be back.”

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