VIDEO: Conor McGregor Shows Off Insane Recovery From Freak Leg Break at UFC 264

Published 08/21/2021, 6:19 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 17: Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 246 weigh-in at Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor recently took to Twitter to post a video of him riding a bike. As McGregor broke his leg at the end of the first round in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, Poirier won the fight and the trilogy. Ever since then, McGregor has been recovering from the surgery, and now, it seems like he is right on track in his recovery.

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5 weeks, 5 days post op, I am back on the bike. Working from the global hub of physical therapy training and recovery, @EliteOrthoSport, under@HMilliPT.#bigbeastonabike @McGregorFast,” wrote the former two-division champion in his recent post.

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As it’s been only over a month since he suffered that freak injury, it’s quite surprising to see him back on the bike. Judging by the nature of the leg break, many would have expected him to be away from such activities for a longer period.

However, his toughness is unquestionable. The fact he was busy promoting a possible fourth fight with Poirier with a broken leg inside the Octagon is a testament to the same.

When will Conor McGregor return to the UFC Octagon?

Despite the sight of McGregor back on a gym bike, one should not expect the Irish fighter to return anytime earlier than the latter half of 2022.

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He has already revealed that it will be at least October till he is back to doing any sort of combat training. However, he needs more time to hone his kicking game and get back into the flow of martial arts.

MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Conor McGregor in action against Dustin Poirier REUTERS/Steve Marcus

As for a possible opponent, the fourth fight with Poirier is on the cards. ‘The Diamond’ himself has signaled that he wants to settle the debate of who is the better fighter, once and for all. So, it’s only fitting they clash inside the Octagon once again.

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A trilogy fight against Nate Diaz is something fans wish to see as well. Many have suggested McGregor takes that option next. It will be interesting to see what McGregor picks as he seems to have options aplenty.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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