Conor McGregor is a “super freak” when it comes to recovery.
That’s probably why the former UFC lightweight champion is well ahead of schedule after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier in the UFC 264 main event last month in Las Vegas, an injury that is expected to sideline “Notorious” until late 2022.
“Scan went very well,” McGregor told his Instagram followers (transcribed by MMA Junkie). “I’m back on the bike before [the doctor] said I was going to be able to bear weight. I’m rocking well ahead of schedule. Let’s keep it going. It was good news. Good news at the doc’s.”
McGregor claims his broken leg was caused by an existing injury suffered during fight camp; however, independent doctors — as well as Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) — insist there is no evidence to support that claim.
“I’m being careful with it,” McGregor said. “I’m listening to what the doctors are saying. Everything else, I can’t physically do, I’m not pushing it too far after seeing what happened to (Chris) Weidman recently. It’s in the back of my head that I go in there and maybe they say, ‘Oh, it’s not connected again. You have to go through this again.’ Look what happened to Weidman. I don’t think that’s the case with me. I know that’s not the case with me. I am a little bit nervous.”
Weidman, who broke his leg at the UFC 261 pay-per-view (PPV) back in April, was forced to endure a second surgery after trying to do too much, too soon, a fate that McGregor is hoping to avoid on his road to recovery.