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Conor McGregor set for charity wheelchair boxing match on Sep 11 against Impersonalist Al Foran after UFC star broke leg

CONOR McGREGOR is set to face comedian Al Foran on September 11 in a charity wheelchair boxing match.

McGregor will box Foran – an impressionist who often mimics the UFC superstar – at the Clayton Hotel in Galway.

Conor McGregor is set to face comedian Al Foran in a charity wheelchair boxing match
Al Foran often impersonates Conor McGregor in videos

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

All the money will go towards the the Irish Wheelchair Association.

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 the Irishman broke his tibia seconds before the end of round one.

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

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.

And the American is ready to oblige, but first wants to challenge lightweight champion Charles Oliviera, 31.


Poirier told The Daily Mail: “I think I have proven myself the better fighter twice in a row here but we’ll see what happens in the future.

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“I don’t know when he’s coming back, he has a long recovery, a long road ahead of him.

“I’m next in line for a title shot, it’s hard to call what’s going to happen in the future, I don’t know.”

Conor McGregor after his leg break

Conor McGregor pictured with comedian Al Foran

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