I like to keep myself busy: Conor McGregor

The Irishman is expected to be back in action later this year

By Web Desk
June 04, 2023
Conor McGregor poses for a picture — Twitter / @TheNotoriousMMA

UFC star Conor McGregor has stated that he likes to keep himself busy as it keeps him in check.

The Irishman will be taking on Michael Chandler later this year but the date and the venue cannot be decided or announced until McGregor is cleared by USADA to compete.

“I am happy with being busy. I like to be busy, it keeps me in check, it keeps me honest and it keeps me in line,” McGregor said in an interview with Daily Mail Sport.

The Irishman has also said that if he was not as busy as he is, the results could be catastrophic.

“If I was not busy, with everything at my disposal, it could be catastrophic. I could run myself into a wall. So, I like to keep busy. I must keep my wits about me and I must stay sharp. That’s it. My mother always says box clever and that’s it, I’m boxing clever when it comes to this,” he said.

For the 34-year-old, consistency is the key once you are established.

“Consistency and structure is key,” McGregor revealed. “That’s what it’s about. We stay consistent, we keep to the structure, we keep to the plan and that’s it.”

The last time Conor was in the octagon was during his fight against Dustin Poirier after which he spend almost two years out of action following a nasty leg break at UFC 264 in July 2021.

The Irish star has lost three of his last four fights. Including back-to-back defeats against Poirier at UFC 257 and 264 and a famous submission defeat against the undefeated UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 7, 2018.

At his peak, McGregor won two UFC titles and impressively knocked out eight opponents. The quickest knockout win of his career came against Jose Aldo in December 2015 when he knocked Aldo out in just 13 seconds.

In his UFC career, the 34-year-old was undefeated in his first seven fights from 2013 to 2015. His first loss came against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in March 2016.