Conor McGregor delivers an update on his leg injury, and Dana White discusses the UFC’s return.
After suffering the injury during his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, the Irishman has spoken out about his recovery intentions.
Conor McGregor has promised to make a “some recovery” from the horrific leg break he suffered last month during his UFC 264 fight with Dustin Poirier. Poirier now has the upper hand over The Notorious, having won two of the three battles between them.
McGregor’s leg break was complicated by the fact that both his tibia and fibula in his left leg were blown out. He attempted to kick his American opponent towards the end of the first round when the incident occurred.
The 33-year-old from Dublin had surgery in Los Angeles the day after the fight to begin healing the damage, and he is more determined than ever to return to the ring following his recovery. “We’re recuperating, sir,” McGregor remarked in an interview with TMZ.
“That’s exactly what we’re doing. And it’ll take some time to get back on track. It’ll take some time to get back on track.
It’s [the leg]going fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine It’s been a good three weeks and three days.”
McGregor is said to have already begun light weight training in preparation for a comeback.
When questioned about a possible return for McGregor, UFC president Dana White said it wasn’t on his thoughts because of the severity of the injury. “As far as I’m concerned, Conor is out for a year,” White said on the Pat McAfee show.
“The doctor stated it would be nine months before he could resume training; we’re estimating a year.
“I’m not even considering it.”
McGregor has made a number of allegations concerning his fitness and, in particular, the status of his leg before the fight even began in the aftermath of his loss. He attempted to explain the situation in a lengthy Instagram video.
“I was hurt heading into the fight,” McGregor added. ‘A lot of people are asking me, ‘ When did your leg break?
“When did the leg break?” says the narrator. Ask Dana White, the UFC, and Dr. Davidson, the UFC’s top doctor.
“They were aware that I had stress fractures in my leg when I entered the cage.
“I was sparring without shin guards and kicking the knee a couple times, so there was some disagreement about taking it out.
“As a result, I got many stress fractures in my shin.” Brinkwire Summary News