Conor McGregor on the mend after breaking tibia and fibula at UFC 264
“Just out of surgery room. Everything went to plan. Everything went perfect and I’m feeling tremendous. Six weeks on a crutch and we begin to build back,” McGregor said late Sunday night during a 59-second video posted on Twitter.
“… Onwards and upwards we go. We dust ourselves off. We build ourselves back and we come back better than ever. Let’s go team.”
Audie A. Attar, McGregor’s agent, went into additional detail in a separate statement earlier on Twitter.
“Conor is in recovery after three hours of surgery. The surgery was successful repairing fractures of his tibia and fibula,” Attar wrote. “His physicians included Dr. Neal ElAttrache from (Kerlan-Jobe), Conor’s longtime orthopedist, and trauma surgeon Dr. Milton Little from Cedars-Sinai. Both doctors are confident that with time he will make a full recovery. We anticipate his return to the octagon.”
Ireland’s McGregor (22-6) missed on a punch in the closing seconds of the opening round of his UFC 264 lightweight main event at T-Mobile Arena, then appeared to break his left ankle as it rolled while he backpedaled away.
With seconds left, he did complete the round, before the ringside doctor discovered McGregor’s injury and stopped the fight. It goes into the books as a technical knockout at 5:00 of the second round, in favor of Poirier (28-6), who took the last two fights out of their trilogy.
McGregor had to leave the arena on a stretcher. Even so, he doesn’t appear to ready to be done with Poirier.
McGregor knocked out Poirier in under two minutes at UFC 178 in 2014, however, the latter stopped the former at UFC 257 in January via second-round TKO.
–Field Level Media