May is looking like it’s going to be a big month for Conor McGregor.
“The Notorious” has The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 31 on ESPN to look forward to on May 30, 2023. And now two weeks earlier on May 17, 2023, he’ll be debuting a new documentary series, “McGregor Forever,” on Netflix.
The Irish sports star announced the premiere date on Twitter.
“You heard it here first,” McGregor wrote. “My brand new documentary series ‘McGregor Forever,’ is coming to Netflix on May 17! The only place to hear my true story, which is only getting started!”
You heard it here first. My brand new documentary series McGregor Forever, is coming to @Netflix on May 17! The only place to hear my true story, which is only getting started! pic.twitter.com/BXzlY5WJnG— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2023
This will be the third official documentary on McGregor. In 2015, he executive produced “Notorious,” a 25-minute short. In 2017, he expanded that documentary into a full 90-minute movie, “Conor McGregor: Notorious,” which covered his career up to his win over Eddie Alvarez, a fight earned him the Lightweight title and the distinction of being the first-ever simultaneous “double champion” in UFC history.
This new documentary looks like it will be focusing at least partially on the horrific leg break he suffered in his third fight against Dustin Poirier in July 2021. The clip McGregor attached to his tweet announcing the new series shared some new grisly slow-motion footage of the injury, as well as Conor’s thoughts shortly after.
“I thought it was over as well,” he said from a hospital bed wearing a full leg cast. “That’s why I flipped into a different mold. Now it’s the adrenaline as well, and I wouldn’t — I know I would have calmed down, and part of me’s thinking, ‘Jesus, imagine if it’s just been taken from me like that.’ I would go into ... I would be a different person. And it was scary, to be honest.
“But ... it’s McGregor forever,” he said with a laugh before eating some nasty looking hospital food. “That’s it. Isn’t it? It’s McGregor forever, and don’t you forget!”
There’s still no return date set for McGregor, who remains outside the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug testing program as he rehabilitates his leg injury. TUF 31 finishes its run on ESPN in mid-August, so you’d hope to see Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler in September or October.
Until then, we’ll have this new documentary and the TUF reality series to look forward to.