Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has revealed a release date and unveiled the first trailer for an upcoming Netflix documentary.
Conor McGregor, who once simultaneously held both the featherweight and lightweight titles on MMA’s biggest stage, has been out of action since July 2021. In the UFC 264 main event, the Irishman suffered a brutal broken leg during his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.
Soon after, the “Notorious” megastar announced that his journey back to the Octagon would be captured as part of a behind-the-scenes docuseries produced by Religion of Sports.
The documentary, which is set to be spread across four parts, has been in the planning since McGregor’s blockbuster boxing clash with Floyd Mayweather in 2017, with cameras following him since 2018.
Conor McGregor Admits Thoughts Of Retirement During Teaser Trailer
On Tuesday, Conor McGregor took to Twitter with an update regarding his latest documentary. The Dublin native confirmed that the series, titled McGregor Forever, will arrive on the Netflix platform on May 17.
The release comes a few weeks before the former champion’s return to the UFC fold on this year’s edition of The Ultimate Fighter, the first episode of which will air on May 30. McGregor coached on the show opposite Michael Chandler, whom he’s expected to fight on pay-per-view later this year.
Alongside news of the documentary’s release, McGregor also posted a teaser trailer. In it, the Irishman can be seen recalling the immediate moments after he suffered the devastating injury at UFC 264.
Having admitted to “scary” concerns about a possible forced retirement, MMA’s biggest star affirmed that it’s “McGregor, forever.”
“I thought it (my career) was over as well. That’s why I flipped into a different mode,” McGregor said. “That was the adrenaline as well. I know I would have calmed down. Part of me was thinking, ‘Jesus, imagine it was just taken from me like that.’ I would be a different person. And it was a bit scary to be honest. But it’s McGregor, forever. That’s it. It’s done. It’s McGregor, forever, and don’t you forget it.”
While McGregor has an opponent lined up for his UFC comeback, a date is yet to be set for the event. Although the Irishman himself has noted that a return is planned for the “end of summer,” latest reports have confirmed that he’s yet to rejoin the USADA testing pool.