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Conor McGregor is anticipating a busy year ahead. 

The Irishman, who is expected to make his return to the UFC’s Octagon in the coming months, has been absent from competition since the summer of 2021 following a serious leg injury sustained in competition. But now fully healed, McGregor is awaiting finalised details of a bout agreement for his proposed showdown with fellow ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ coach Michael Chandler — but as he said in a lengthy Q&A session conducted with fans on Instagram on Tuesday, that won’t be the final time that he laces up his gloves this year.

“I wish for this on Mexican Independence Day in the [Las Vegas] Sphere,” McGregor wrote. “Chandler June. Diaz September. I have let this be known.”

While Chandler has been aligned as McGregor’s next opponent since last year, the potential conclusion of his trilogy with Nate Diaz — who is currently not contracted to the UFC — clearly remains of interest, and would settle the scores of their rivalry which currently stands at one win apiece.

However, the possibility of this would likely depend on Diaz and the UFC successfully agreeing terms to a new contract.

McGregor, meanwhile, added that he is still set on the UFC 303 card on June 29 in Las Vegas for his bout with Chandler. “Still holding hope for June 29. Lack of action on it, however, is now causing lack of enthusiasm,” he said. “I need a decision soon. I am the most tested athlete under this new regime. Yet no date to fight.”

But perhaps most interestingly of all, McGregor also teased the idea of making his return to another sport, boxing, by the end of the year — against former multiple weight world champion Manny Pacquiao.

“It’s still there,” McGregor said of the potential fight. “Could be December. The Saudi’s are game changers in the market 100 per cent.”