Conor McGregor is already back in the gym training just two weeks removed from breaking his leg in a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 (see it HERE).
McGregor, who suffered his second straight technical knockout loss to “Diamond” earlier this month, underwent successful surgery days after the fight to repair fractures of his tibia and fibula. The former UFC champion claims he sustained an injury to his leg pre-fight, but many believe Poirier’s ability to check McGregor’s kicks at UFC 264 aided in the injury.
Regardless, McGregor is now on the fast track back and is doing everything he can to ensure a successful return to the Octagon. It’s going to take “Notorious” quite some time to heel and be able to ramp up his training efforts, but the Irish superstar is already back in the gym.
McGregor posted the above photos to Instagram on Saturday showing his early progression.
“Life is not about what happens to us. But how we handle what happens to us! Let’s go team, God Bless. Still grinding!” he wrote.
Looks like McGregor is taking a page out of Chris Weidman’s book, who recently broke his leg and returned to training just weeks later.
McGregor, 33, has now lost three out of his last four trips to the Octagon. He hasn’t looked like the same fighter he once was and nobody really knows what to expect when he steps foot inside of the cage again. A fourth fight with Poirier is certainly an option, but recovery is McGregor’s biggest opponent at this time.