Conor McGregor Could Make a Surprising UFC Return THIS YEAR, Dana White Reveals…
- Conor McGregor ‘healing pretty well’ according to UFC boss Dana White
- The Irishman broke his tibia and fibula during his fight with Dustin Poirier in July
- The former UFC champion reveals it’s ‘so good to be back on his feet’
Conor McGregor could return to the Octagon later this year after making a quick recovery from the broken leg he sustained in July.
The Irishman faced Dustin Poirier earlier this summer at UFC 264 for his final match of the trilogy and broke his tibia and fibula at the end of the first round.
The horrific injury immediately put an end to the competition and it was believed McGregor would not be able to compete until 2022.
Dana White Believes Conor McGregor’s Return To The Octagon Could Be Later This Year
McGregor suffered a fractured tibia and fibula during his collision with Poirier in Las Vegas
However, UFC president Dana White believes there is a chance we will see McGregor before the end of the year.
When speaking with the Australian Daily Telegraph, he said: ‘Conor seems to be healing quite well. The question is: when can he start pedaling again?
“If he could take kicks, then he’d be looking at a fight again before the end of the year, so it all depends on how fast that leg heals.”
Earlier this week, McGregor confirmed this injury update when he attended the MTV Music Video Awards in New York.
The Irishman’s loss to Poirier was the first time in his career that he had lost twice to the same fighter
When speaking with Adam Glynhe said: ‘I feel like I could kick now. I really feel like I could kick now. But I just have to listen to the doctors and listen to the people who guided me, that’s what I’ve done so far.
‘I’m committed to work. I’m back on my feet. It feels so good to be back on your feet.’
McGregor also revealed that the injury had been one of the most difficult periods of his career.
McGregor attended the MTV Music Video Awards in New York with his fiancée Dee Devlin
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He added: “I was upset for a while, it hasn’t been easy. There have been a few ups and downs, it’s probably one of the wildest things that ever happened to me in my life.
“It wasn’t fun, smooth sailing, but I got through it. I’ve had my family, my close-knit team by my side, and we’ll get there.
“I still have a long way to go, I don’t want to get too far ahead of things, like I said, I feel like I can pedal now, I’m not getting the advice to pedal yet. But I’ll be back. Do you think a broken bone will stop me? Think again.’