Conor McGregor Claims He Was Offered Coaching Role for Upcoming ‘TUF’ Season
Conor McGregor’s UFC return could potentially be tied to “The Ultimate Fighter.”
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the former UFC two-division champion said that he has been offered a chance to coach on the reality show for a second time. McGregor previously was a coach on “TUF 22” opposite Urijah Faber in 2015.
“This is a snap from the original ‘Ultimate Fighter’ house where I coached vs Urijah Faber,” McGregor wrote. “This photo was just before the show [though]. It was right before I won my first world title, beating Urijah teammate Chad Mendes … I then went on to coach the famous fight show straight after the fight. With a big black eye and a gash, my tricolor, and my new and first ever UFC gold belt, I waltzed into the notorious fight gym in Las Vegas. The slickest suits and shouts the show had ever seen before. On top of the silverware. And I coached my team to victory. Crazy. Some journey.
“I have just been offered to coach this role again. I like it. It is full immersion, which is needed. I see fighters lining up. I know what’s ahead I been ready motherf—ers.”
UFC president Dana White later shared McGregor’s post on his Instagram stories, which seems to add credibility to the Irish star’s claim. “TUF” completed its 30th season last year, with Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena serving as coaches. While it didn’t happen after McGregor’s season, in most cases opposing coaches square off at a future event following the conclusion of the show. The promotion hasn’t made an announcement regarding Season 31 of “TUF.”
McGregor has not fought since breaking his leg in a July 2021 loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The Dublin native recently made headlines for allegedly assaulting a woman on his yacht this past summer. He was also recently filming for a role in the “Roadhouse” remake, which is expected to be released on Amazon Prime.
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