Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs Not Working with Conor McGregor Ahead of UFC 229

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs isn't going to serve as Conor McGregor's secret weapon ahead of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs has his sights set on another World Championship and it has nothing to do with Conor McGregor’s upcoming fight at UFC 229.

Over the weekend, rumors began circulating that the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling was being brought in as a secret weapon of sorts to help McGregor prepare for the grappling game of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

While Burroughs once contemplated his own career in mixed martial arts while remaining friends with many of the biggest stars in the sport including UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, he will not be part of McGregor’s camp for UFC 229.

Burroughs took to Twitter to shoot down that rumor while sending well wishes to McGregor in the mean time.

“I’m not working with Conor,” Burroughs stated on Sunday. “I’m attempting to win a World Championship of my own in October. I wish him the best of luck in his upcoming title fight with Khabib.”

While McGregor may not be working with that gold medalist, he has received offers in the past from other Olympians willing to help him get ready for Nurmagomedov.

Kyle Snyder — the youngest American to ever win gold at the Olympics — offered to help McGregor earlier this year when rumors first surfaced that he would be facing the undefeated Russian in his return to the UFC.

For now, McGregor is focused on his own training camp back home in Ireland with sources saying that the former two-division UFC champion will likely close out his camp with several weeks in Las Vegas.

McGregor faces Nurmagomedov in the main event at UFC 229 from Las Vegas as the Irishman looks to take back the title he never actually lost after defeating Eddie Alvarez to win the belt back in 2016.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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