Conor McGregor will return to the ring in a wheelchair boxing match against impressionist Al Foran in a bid to raise money for charity.
The former two-weight UFC world champion suffered a broken fibula and tibia last month against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July, but is ready to ‘fight’ again two months later.
McGregor will appear in Galway, Ireland, against a man who has made a career out of impersonating ‘The Notorious’.
The fight is set to take place in the Clayton Hotel as part of comedian Stevo Timothy’s wheelchair boxing event in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association.
Timothy (real name Steven Goggins) revealed on Twitter one of the most peculiar match ups of recent times.
He said: “Drum roll ladies and gentlemen.
“The co-main event: @TheNotoriousMMA v @ImpressionistAL aka The Notorious v The Notorious Impressionist all in aid of the @IrishWheelchair.”
Comedian Timothy is going to enter the ring too in the co-main event as he takes on two-time Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes.
“Conor had volunteered to be the co-main event where he was going to box, there’s a guy called Al Foran who is an impressionist,” McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh told the UFC’s Laura Sanko.
“You might have seen him do some of Conor’s impressions. So Conor’s going to fight Conor in the co-main event.
“So Conor was going to 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 years now. But anyway in the heat of all this he just turned and went, ‘You know, I’m going to do the wheelchair boxing fight now’.
“Because, he’s off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that.”