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Conor McGregor backed to come back ‘better than ever’ from broken leg

WWE star Becky Lynch has praised UFC superstar McGregor and believes he is capable of getting back to his best after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier last year

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Gilbert Burns Talks Conor Mcgregor’s Welterweight Title Hopes

Conor McGregor has been hailed for returning to the UFC better than ever after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier last year.

The Irish superstar has made a return to boxing training for the first time after the freak injury he suffered in his second consecutive loss to ‘The Diamond’ last year.

He is eyeing a return to form after losing three of his last four fights and has teamed up with some of the promotion’s main stars including Kamaru Usman.

WWE star Becky Lynch thinks she’s shown in her return to the wrestling scene that it’s possible to make the best comeback possible. You just have to be better than ever, don’t you,” Lynch told The Schmo.

As I came back better than ever, I don’t think anyone can argue with that. I think Conor, when he comes back, he’ll be better than ever. You can never beat the Irish.”

Lynch made a successful return to the promotion after a 15-month layoff due to the pregnancy of her first child with fellow superstar Seth Rollins. McGregor faces a tough challenge after being out for nine months, and his weight has soared to around 190lbs which could see him return to 170lbs or 155lbs.

Initially, McGregor made his powerplay by stating he wanted to face lightweight champion Charles Oliveira upon his return in an immediate title shot. He’s also been given challenges by the likes of Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson who are both keen to meet him in the octagon.

However, the 33-year-old said a return to welterweight could be much more realistic after showing his new muscular physique in recent months. 170-pound champion Usman is the latest name to be dropped by McGregor who believes he is capable of launching an immediate assault on his undisputed crown.

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Jorge Masvidal could also represent a realistic option for the Irishman who aims to win the “BMF” belt before the end of his career. But McGregor has his eyes firmly set on a title shot and believes he deserves “respect” for his influence on the promotion.

“It’s time for this game to start giving me respect for my different fighting styles,” McGregor told Severe MMA. “My knocks down and up no matter what’s going on with the leg. There’s an 11% chance that bone won’t heal, but it’s gone now. I’ll be forever in this instability, I am past that point now but even then I would go to open custody.

“People are going to give me respect for all facets of my game, since then you’ve tried to see people implement them and it’s not the same. There are levels in this game. So , the game has to understand and give me respect for the many facets of my game.”

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