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Conor McGregor CONFIRMS charity wheelchair bout with impressionist Al Foran but UFC star says September is ‘too early’

CONOR McGREGOR confirmed his charity wheelchair boxing match with impressionist Al Foran – but said September is ‘too early’.

McGregor was lined up to face Foran – a comedian who often mimics the UFC superstar – at the Clayton Hotel in Galway on September 11.

Conor McGregor confirmed his charity wheelchair boxing match with impressionist Al Foran
Al Foran is a comedian who often mimics Conor McGregor

But the Irishman, nursing a broken tibia, admitted he will not be able to commit to the bout next month as he targeted a later date.

McGregor tweeted: “Guys, the September date is too early for me. I am still in recovery.

“My docs/physical therapy team out here advice me to stay. I reckon late October at earliest.

“But maybe November/December too. It is hard to say at this time a concrete date. But I’m in! Wait for me please!”

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The event has been set up by comedian Stevo Timothy, who will face double Olympic champion Paddy Barnes in a wheelchair bout to headline.

All the proceeds will be donated to the Irish Wheelchair Association, a leading service provider for people with physical disabilities.


With McGregor unable to feature on the initial date, he hinted at putting on a separate charity show for the IWA.

He posted: “Give me time guys, I’m in! Just need to focus on this recovery for the next while first before I can commit to a date!

“Have some cool things planned for event tho!”

McGregor, 33, was due to box funny man Foran in a regular bout until he suffered a horror leg break in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier, 32.

The pair headlined UFC 264 on July 10, but it ended in chaos when he broke his tibia seconds before the end of round one.

McGregor as a result, was beaten by doctor stoppage and has since been handed a six-month medical suspension.

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He underwent surgery immediately in Los Angeles, where he has since stayed to rest and recover with his family.


McGregor, despite his injury setback, has already started training again and was pictured working out even with a huge cast on his leg.

UFC president Dana White has predicted the former two-weight champion will be out for a year.

McGregor, who beat Poirier in 2014 but was knocked out in the rematch, called for a FOURTH bout with his rival after their unprecedented ending.

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