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Conor McGregor undergoes successful knee surgery, hopes for quick recovery

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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor underwent successful knee surgery and hopes to return to action before the end of 2013.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight, Conor McGregor, left the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 26: 'Sonnen vs Shogun' victorious, with a dominant Unanimous Decision victory over Max Holloway in Boston, Massachusetts.

Despite such a great performance, McGregor was not happy with the way that he fought. It turns out that he injured his knee midway through the second round, which is a total bummer since he's become a fan favorite. The good news though is that it wasn't a serious injury.

According to a report on 'UFC Tonight', McGregor suffered a minor sprain to his Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), and his manager was expecting for him to fight on UFC 168 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 8, 2013.

Saturday morning (September 7, 2013), McGregor sent out a tweet regarding his injury.

It should be noted that McGregor still isn't booked for a fight and that anything can happy during the rehabilitation process. Georges St. Pierre was out of action for a considerable amount of time when he went down with a knee injury and UFC Bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has been sidelined for almost two years.

But if there was no additional damage since the initial diagnosis, then it's very possible we do see McGregor fight before the end of the year.