Conor McGregor knee injury 'not serious,' wants UFC 168 return against Diego Brandao

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Rest easy, Irish fight fans.

Finally, some good news when it comes to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) injuries.

Top featherweight prospect Conor McGregor done messed up his knee in the second round of his UFC Fight Night 26 battle against Max Holloway, which took place just last weekend (Aug. 17, 2013) as part of the "Shogun vs. Sonnen" event at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Turns out it isn't serious.

According to last night's edition of "UFC Tonight," McGregor suffered a minor sprain of his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and will not require surgery. In fact, his manager says "Notorious" is already looking to board the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) event, set for Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Against Diego Brandao.

That was just one of a few names the McGregor gang was tossing around, but it certainly makes for an interesting scrap. While the Brazilian is not (yet) a top 10 fighter, he captured the six-figure contract in season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and is coming off three straight wins.

It would certainly be a stiff test for the second-most hyped mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter of all time.

Nothing is official at this time and McGregor will likely be riding the pine while he rehabs his bum knee. Stay tuned to for any and all updates to his pending return as they become available.

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