Conor McGregor’s charity wheelchair boxing fight against an Irish impressionist is postponed until March due to ‘time constraints’ as ‘Notorious’ jokes to his opponent: ‘Someone is looking out for you up there!’
- Conor McGregor is continuing his rehabilitation after breaking his leg in July
- The Irishman was set to make his return to in a charity wheelchair boxing match
- He had to delay the bout from September to December amid his injury issues
- But the exhibition fight has been pushed back to March due to time constrainsts
- McGregor will fight impressionist Al Foran in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association
Conor McGregor’s charity wheelchair boxing match has been pushed back for a second time due to ‘time constraints’, with the bout now set to take place in March.
McGregor – who is continuing his recovery from a broken leg he suffered in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 – agreed to take on Irish impressionist Al Foran in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association, with the unique fight also allowing him to support the cause without putting pressure on the leg.
It was initially announced in August and set for a September date, but was moved to December to allow McGregor more time to recover from his injury. Now, however, the organisers have opted to move it to March.
Conor McGregor’s charity wheelchair boxing match has been delayed again until March
He is due to fight impressionist Al Foran, but it has been delayed due to ‘time constraints’
Foran said the delay would allow for a better event and help him ‘learn the basics of the sweet science’.
‘Due to time constraints the upcoming charity fight with Conor McGregor has been postponed until March folks, more time for @SirStevoTimothy to put on a show for the ages and more time for me to at least learn the basics of the sweet science. See you in March @TheNotoriousMMA.
McGregor was understanding of the decision and joked ‘someone must be looking out for you up there’, but said he was available whenever his opponent was ready.
‘Someone is looking out for you up there Al haha. God bless lads, let me know when you guys are ready, I am here.’
The fight is set to take place at the Clayton Hotel in Galway, Foran picking up McGregor’s attention after the comedian did a number of impressions of his fellow Irishman.
McGregor tweeted back in May: ‘I’ll fight this imposter in the co-main! Terrible impression’s of me he is doing [for] years.’
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh previously spoke of the UFC star’s intentions to fight Foran and believes the time is now right with the Irishman ‘off his feet for a while’ due to his injury.
McGregor is still recovering from a broken leg he sustained in his loss to Dustin Poirier in July
Kavanagh said on the W2W Warrior Training Program’s Instagram: ‘Conor had volunteered to be the co-main event where he was gonna box, there’s a guy called Al Foran who is an impressionist.
‘You might have seen him do some of Conor’s impressions. So Conor’s gonna fight Conor in the co-main event, which I thought was quite funny, he was accepting his first-ever co-main slot.
‘He’s been main event for a couple of years now. But anyway in the heat of all this he just turned and went, “You know, I’m gonna do the wheelchair boxing fight now,” because he’s off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that.’