The Irishman was locked with a win a piece with his rival, before breaking his leg in the third fight, instantly ending the clash.
As you’d imagine, a man of such tenacity didn’t just wallow in self-pity, he geared up for a heroic comeback when he returned to full fitness.
Recently he has been much closer to being ready, including getting back to full training, including performing kicks with the leg he broke in the fight.
He’s one of the biggest names the UFC has ever had, so the fact we’re all eagerly awaiting his return is no surprise, although there’s no definite plan of coming back as of yet.
Instead, Notorious is busy with training whilst filming for a role in the new remake of classic film, Roadhouse, so he’ll be pretty occupied with that you’d imagine.
The rumour mill has been spinning around as you’d expect, with a chance to have a rematch in a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather after he was the last man to step foot in the ring with Money for a professional bout.
Although it would be an exhibition bout this time around, the financial benefit from the rematch would be huge for McGregor, so who knows what his next move will be when it comes to combat sports?
Between his injury last July to that December, he put on two-and-a-half stone, putting on 35lbs in the short period of time to weigh 190lbs.
This is astonishing when you consider scientists claim that the average for anyone following the methods McGregor did would be just four to seven pounds over three months.
So in five months, McGregor is a fair distance ahead of the average human, whether or not the full details were released of his training regime and diet at the time is still a big question given the fact he is comfortably ahead of the average human.
If he still weighs the 190lbs he did in December he would be moved up to the super middleweight division for his return to the Octagon, although we have no idea where he would be now because as we’ve seen, five months is a long time, let alone eight!
One thing we do know is we would love to see him back in the Octagon sooner rather than later.