CONOR McGREGOR has released boxing sparring footage as he prepares for his UFC return next year.
The Irishman has uploaded a short video online of himself sparring in a cage, who appears to be dating professional boxer Dylan Moran.
Moran was taken to McGregor’s training camp in Dubai ahead of the superstar’s rematch against Dustin Poirier, which ended in a KO loss.
McGregor, 34, lost the trilogy fight seven months later after breaking his leg seconds before the end of the first round.
The former two-weight champion spent the rest of the year rehab after successful surgery.
Although McGregor was ruled out of the fight until next year after landing his first Hollywood role.
He stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a remake of Patrick Swayze’s 1989 classic Roadhouse.
McGregor recently announced that he would move back up to welterweight in his rematch.
But Leon Edwards, 30, is currently the reigning champion and shares the same management stable as McGregor.
Ex-UFC middleweight expert Chael Sonnen, 45, warned against ruling out a title fight.
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He said on his YouTube channel: “I think we can eliminate the title talk.
“I know this was real, but it turns out that Leon reports to Paradigm’s management company.
“Conor and Leon are essentially teammates. Leon and Conor go very well together.
“But Conor and Kamaru [Usman] don’t go together very well. Connor and [Khamzat] Chimaev don’t go very well together.”
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