‘Today Is a Momentous Day’- Conor McGregor Shares the Video of Him Walking for the First Time Since Surgery

Published 08/29/2021, 10:19 AM EDT


Former UFC dual division champion, Conor McGregor recently shared a video of him walking for the first time since undergoing surgery a month and a half back. The ‘Notorious’ one had snapped his leg in the dying seconds of round 1 of his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

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Since the surgery, the Irishman has been constantly giving updates about his leg to his fans around the world. However, this is the first time he has shared a video of him walking. McGregor took to Instagram and wrote a post thanking his fans along with the video.

The UFC veteran wore a Paris Saint Germain (PSG) shirt while walking with a help of a treadmill. The Irishman termed this feat as ‘momentous’.

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“Today is a momentous day !!! I walked for the first time since surgery. Bearing 50% of my big body weight! I also did it in the brand new “Irish Green” Virgil Louis Abloh’s! #youknowit @themaclife_style🇮🇪 to A long way to go yet but a massive personal boost for me today! Thank you all for the continued support, everyone God bless, happy,” he wrote.

From the video, we could also hear McGregor saying, “I’m waiting for myself, almost. That’s not bad, going all through the steps on the grid. This is a good machine, this is to get going.”

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McGregor wearing a PSG shirt, shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The Irishman has a wonderful friendship with former Real Madrid turned PSG player Sergio Ramos. In fact, The ‘Notorious’ one had invited the latter for his matchup with Poirier last month, but Ramos couldn’t make it because of some reason.

What’s next for Conor McGregor?

McGregor will continue to sit on the sidelines till he gets medical clearance. The former UFC dual division champ will probably feature in a match next year. But who could be his options?

Conor and Dana White have echoed their voice for the fourth battle with Poirier. Although Poirier won’t mind facing a guy who he has beaten twice in a row and who also gives him truckloads of cash in the end.

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But he is now gearing up potentially for a title fight. So, if he wins, and Conor makes a claim for a match, there will be tons of questions thrown into UFC chambers.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The second option, and the most appropriate one, Conor faces Stockton native Nate Diaz in a trilogy. Both are currently sitting on 1-1 and both are clearly out of the title picture. So, it won’t be a bad idea for the two veterans and the UFC to cash in on the drawing powers of this mammoth battle.

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All said and done, it all really comes down to Conor’s decision. He is one of those few fighters who can take a call on his next fight. He better chose wisely as time is ticking pretty fast on his storied career.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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