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Ben Davies & Michael Turnbull

Conor McGregor makes bold statement as he prepares for UFC return

Conor McGregor has made a bold statement ahead of his UFC comeback against Michael Chandler.

The Dubliner has vowed to break Matt Brown's record of twelve KOs in UFC as he prepares to take on the American later this year.

McGregor has been out of action for nearly two years after a leg break he sustained fighting Dustin Piorier. He will however, return in 2023 as part of the latest series of The Ultimate Fighter, and will see the Irishman looking to regain momentum after losing three of his last four fights.

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At UFC Charlotte this weekend, Matt Brown tied heavyweight Derrick Lewis' record of thirteen for the most knockouts in UFC history by wiping out Court McGee. After the bout McGregor tweeted, "Matt Brown, at 42 years of age, now holds the joint highest KO’s inside the UFC with 13KO’s.

"Him and 'The Beast' Lewis are tied. I hold 8 KO’s inside the UFC currently, at 34 years of age. I’m getting this record." McGregor currently has eight since beginning his career in the UFC, which includes his record-breaking win over Jose Aldo, and beating Eddie Alvarez to become a two-weight simultaneous champion.

The Irishman already holds a number of UFC records including having the highest-watched UFC event of all-time against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018. McGregor however will be keen to ensure he does break this record as his recent form has dried up having won just once against Donald Cerrone since 2016.


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