‘I Know It’s Gonna Be Ups and Downs’– Conor McGregor Gives an Update on His Leg Injury and Recovery

Published 07/15/2021, 12:38 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor interacts with media during the UFC 257 Press Conference inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor suffered a gruesome leg injury at UFC 264 in the trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. Following the tragic incident, the Irishman was immediately rushed to the hospital. After a comprehensive analysis, ‘The Notorious’ underwent a three-hour surgery where the doctors operated on his broken tibia and fibula of the left leg.

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The surgery was a success as ‘The Notorious’ got released from the hospital on his birthday.

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In a recent social media, Conor McGregor provided more updates on his ongoing recovery. McGregor said “Had a couple of ups and downs last couple of days. Had a great birthday yesterday appreciate all the birthday messages all you guys say in me thank you so much for that. You know I come out of the surgery. I was feeling very euphoric. The job was done it was a great job that was done.”

Conor McGregor continues, “I know it’s gonna be ups and downs on this journey that I am gonna be on. And I am aware of them now and I am just a bit more happy, a bit more excited bit more accepting and motivated to keep goning. Like I said, we got out of the hospital on me birthday.”

Conor McGregor to reunite with his family

This time, McGregor didn’t bring his family to witness the trilogy bout. He trained out of Ireland and kept himself isolated from the outer world. There was a lot of heat and trash talk before the fight. Therefore, he didn’t want his family to witness the intimidating atmosphere of the event. But now, after a meaningful break, ‘The Notorious’ is ready to reunite with his family.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives backstage during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

McGregor said “We are gonna bring the family out in just a couple of days and see me kids again. And just keep the head sharp. I have got a great hand behind me I gotta thank all me team. Me coaches, me training partners, me family me friends just everyone that’s been supporting me.”

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McGregor is hoping for a speedy recovery and is looking to enter the octagon as soon as possible. The Irishman wants to avenge his loss, as he thinks he still has some unfinished business with ‘The Diamond‘.

When do you feel we will see ‘The Notorious’ back in action?

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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