Conor McGregor vows return of 'Nasty Mac' as he trains for UFC comeback following horror leg injury

CONOR MCGREGOR has vowed to get back to his "nasty" ways inside the octagon as he gears up for a blockbuster return to the UFC.

The promotion's poster boy is in the final stages of recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.




McGregor recently resumed boxing pad work and sparring and is champing at the bit to get back inside the octagon – where he plans to be nothing short of ruthless.

On Sunday evening, the MMA superstar tweeted: "Nasty Mac."

The UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion has packed on several pounds of muscle during his hiatus, so much so he's mulling over fighting at welterweight in his comeback fight.

He tweeted: "I’m not sure I wish to cut the weight. I am really enjoying being built like a refrigerator.

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"I feel I want to fight at this size just to watch it back lol."

McGregor, 33, has yet to resume full mixed martial arts training but is envisaging a summer return to the octagon.

UFC president Dana White, however, expects The Notorious to be back in the cage in the autumn.

The veteran promoter, recently, SunSport: "We're looking at early fall, if everything goes right.

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"If his leg heals right and he gets the clearance to really start training, then possibly early fall."

A number of fights have been mooted for McGregor's return to the cage, including a rubber match with bitter rival Nate Diaz

But White insists the promotion doesn't have any bouts tentatively lined up for the Irishman.

He said: "I literally have nothing for him right now, he's not ready.

"The whole landscape could change over the summer.

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"We'll see when he's ready to fight.

"And when the doctor gives him 100 per cent clearance we'll start looking at possible opponents."

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