Conor McGregor has just announced that he’s been offered to coach another season of UFC reality TV show TUF.
McGregor, who coached TUF 22 against Urijah Faber, has revealed that he could be one of the two coaches at TUF 31.
McGregor posted a throwback pic on his Instagram from his TUF days. In the caption, he told the story behind the picture, saying that it was prior to his featherweight title fight against Chad Mendes.
“This is a snap from the original ultimate fighter house. Where I coached vs urijah faber. This photo was just before the show tho. It was right before I won my first world title beating urijah team mate chad mendes around.” wrote the Notorious one.
He mentions how he coached TUF while still recovering from the injuries from the Mendes matchup. Also, that he took the show to new heights while coaching.
“I then went on to coach the famous fight show straight after the fight. With a big black eye and a gash, my tricolor, and my new and first ever ufc gold belt, I waltzed into the notorious fight gym in Las Vegas. The slickest suits and shouts the show had ever seen before. On top of the silverware.“
He does lie that he coached his “team to victory” though. It is a fact that Ryan Hall, who was on Team Faber, won the tournament.
Regardless, McGregor ended the caption by saying that he was offered another coaching role on possibly the next season of TUF. He says that it is just what he needs to get back in the game.
“I have just been offered to coach this role again. I like it. It is full immersion which is needed. I see fighters lining up. I know whats ahead I been ready motherf**kers. #StayReady”
His then-rival Urijah Faber commented on the post to show his support. He wrote: “This will be awesome. Do it!”
McGregor’s coaching at TUF 22 had many memorable moments. If he takes up that role again, it would make TUF 31 another nostalgia-filled season.
There are several names considered as great options for McGregor to return against including Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje and more.
Syed Ali Fazeel is an accomplished MMA fan, and writer. He discovered MMA in his youth and has been following the sport since TUF season 1.