Conor McGregor will face Irish impressionist Al Foran in a wheelchair boxing match on behalf of the Irish Wheelchair Association in September.

The Irishman was defeated by American star Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, where he was stopped in the first round after suffering a broken leg injury that prevented him from continuing in the trilogy bout.

But now the 33-year-old is set to fulfil a promise that he made previously, taking part in the co-main event on the card in a wheelchair duel with the impressionist.

The fight was confirmed on Twitter by comedian Sir Stevo Timothy, who posted on his account a poster of the contest confirming the Irishman's participation.

McGregor's coach John Kavanagh previously spoke of the UFC star's intentions to take part in a boxing match with the impressionist, and believes the time is now right with the Irishman 'off his feet for a while' as he continues his recovery from injury.

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“Now the co-main event was Conor, he had volunteered to be the co-main event where he was gonna box there’s a guy called Al Foran who is an impressionist,” he told Laura Sanko last month.

“You might have seen him do some of Conor’s impressions. So Conor’s gonna fight Conor in the co-main event.

“But anyway in the heat of all this he just turned and [said], ‘You know, I’m gonna do the wheelchair boxing fight now’ because he’s off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that.”

McGregor has suffered badly with injury since his defeat to Poirier, with the Irishman claiming he had pre-existing 'stress fractures' that hindered his preparations during his training camp, in addition to UFC president Dana White claiming that the former two-weight champion had 'chronic arthritis' in his ankles.

This talk has since been questioned by a sports doctor who claims he saw 'no trauma' from the images of the scan, with Poirier also rubbishing the 'proof' that was shown labelling them as 'excuses' in an interview since the third fight between the pair.

“Right off the bat, I feel like mentally it is weak,” Poirier said on The Fight with Teddy Atlas.

“It is excuses but I’m trying not read to far into it, it is a win on my record I did what I needed to do.

“I crossed all the boxes in my training camp, gave it my all and went out there, whatever people are gonna say it’s just noise.

“I’m healthy, I’m back home and I am still the number one contender, that is facts.

“There were a lot of excuses in the last one too, he was focused on boxing, he was getting ready to fight Manny Pacquiao, all excuses.”

The Irish star is now set to face an extended period of up to a year out of fighting, as he recovers from surgery on his injury but has been backed to return 'stronger than ever' by SBG teammate Brian Moore.

McGregor could also have salt rubbed into the wounds, as he could be punished for his post-fight outburst aimed at his opponent and his wife after the conclusion of the contest.