Watch Conor McGregor box against amateur fighter for first time since Floyd Mayweather defeat in 2017


CONOR MCGREGOR was back in action on Good Friday as he took part in an exhibition bout against local fighter Michael McGrane.

It was the first time the Notorious has been back inside the squared circle since he was stopped in the tenth round by Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

Conor McGregor (right) competed in an exhibition bout on Good Friday

Former two-weight UFC champion McGregor announced last month that he has retired from MMA following his defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.

The 30-year-old returned to Crumlin Boxing Club to take part in the bout against McGrane – the same venue he used to train at during his youth.

He started training at the club when he was 12, before winning the Dublin Novice Championships as a 16 year old.

McGregor stunned spectators in Dublin yesterday as he made a guest appearance, with the Irishman listed on the billing simply as “A. Another.”

Wearing a red vest and head guard, the southpaw could be seen bobbing and weaving while having his hands down.

According to Irish Boxing, the fight ended in a draw, with both men paraded inside the ring with the duo posing for pictures after their contest.

McGrane’s sister tweeted it ended as a draw for “legal reasons” as she proudly posted a snap of her brother celebrating on social media.

Amir Khan recently revealed that he is open to fighting McGregor after he challenges Terence Crawford for the WBO welterweight title.

He told talkSPORTL: “I mean it’s business, isn’t it?

“We’re at a level now where it makes great business like Floyd Mayweather. We all learned from Floyd Mayweather – how he makes fights happen.

“Conor McGregor vs Amir Khan would be a massive fight. It’d be huge, you’ve got Irish vs English so that’ll be massive. If that happens, I’m not one to turn away from that.”

McGregor was held to a draw against local amateur fighter Michael McGrane
UFC legend McGregor, 30, was a surprise guest at his former boxing club in Dublin
Both McGregor and McGrane posed for photos after their fight at Crumlin Boxing Club



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