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Conor McGregor explains plans to make Guinness World Record attempt

Conor McGregor wants to break the Guinness world record for the fastest time to lap Ireland by power boat after purchasing a number of new boats recently.

The Irishman is currently weighing up the options for his next move as he recovers from a horror leg break last month, and has big plans for when he's back in his home country.

And during a recent Q&A with his followers on social media, the former two-weight UFC world champion said that he was planning to break another record in his already historic career.

"I plan to set the Guinness world record for fastest time to lap Ireland by power boat," McGregor told a fan on Twitter today.

"The boat that holds the record currently was man built – pretty cool boat but I am going to take that record handy.

"4000bhp powering a full carbon vessel. It’s a wrap hahaha."

It wouldn't be the first record McGregor has set; he became the first two-weight world champion in Cage Warriors before repeating the feat in the UFC.

He won the featherweight title from the legendary champion Jose Aldo in December 2015 having won the interim belt against Chad Mendes earlier in the year.

And while still holding the title, he became the first to win a second belt when he defeated Eddie Alvarez the following November at the first legalised MMA event in decades in New York City.

However, since then his career has struggled, with the former world champion going 1-3 in his next four MMA bouts, and losing his boxing debut to Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

The bout with Mayweather was an impressive showing against a boxing legend, and earned him over $100million, but it cost him a lot of time in MMA, and by the time he came back he had been stripped of both belts.

Khabib Nurmagomedov took the vacant title, and dominated when he and McGregor fought for the undisputed title in October 2018, winning by fourth round submission.

And after picking up an injury in 2019, McGregor remained out until January 2020, when he beat Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in his comeback, before the coronavirus pandemic ruled him out of any more fights last year.

He returned in January this year against Dustin Poirier, losing their rematch at UFC 257 by way of a second round knockout, his first ever in MMA.

And when the pair fought again last month, the bout was stopped in the corner after one round when McGregor broke his leg in brutal fashion that required surgery.

He has kept training his upper body while unable to do full workouts, and recently removed his cast after just six weeks following a clean break of his tibia.

McGregor is targeting a 2022 return to the octagon, with an unprecedented fourth fight against Poirier potentially on the cards.

He has also recently reignited his feud with Nate Diaz, with the pair going back-and-forth on the anniversary of their famous second fight from 2016, which McGregor won by decision.

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