Conor McGregor shows off scars from surgery on broken leg from Poirier defeat
Conor McGregor has shown off his battle scars as he recovers from surgery on his broken leg.
The Irishman went under the knife after breaking his tibia while stepping back from a kick in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, but is now back walking with the help of a cane.
He has been recovering from the injury in California with his fiancee Dee Devlin and children Conor Jr, Rian and Croia, soaking up the sun and the celebrity lifestyle while in the States.
But despite a lot of good news coming from McGregor in terms of his recovery, a recent Instagram post showed the severity of the task at hand when it comes to his comeback.
In a story post to his 42million+ followers, he showed off scars on his leg from where he had been operated on over the summer.
He is already back training, working mainly on the upper body, and with his other leg.
McGregor has said that he was suffering with issues in his leg going into the fight with Poirier, and suffered the horror break with just seconds to go in the first round.
Two judges scored the round as a 10-8, with the other giving it as a 10-9, to Poirier, but McGregor has disputed this, and the scorecards likely would have been different had he not dropped to the ground following the injury.
The result gave Poirier the trilogy with a score of 2-1, winning their two 2021 meetings within two rounds after being stopped in less than half a round in their 2014 fight.
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Now, the American is set for a December showdown with lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, while McGregor's comeback is likely to take place in 2022.
The Irishman has said that he is recovering at a very quick pace, telling Adam's Apple last week that he feels he could kick today if his doctors would let him.
“I feel like I could kick right now,” McGregor said when asked about his recovery in New York. “I honestly feel like I could kick right now.
"But I’m just got to listen to the doctors and listen to the people that guided me, that’s what I’ve done so far.
"I’ve committed myself to the work. I’m back on the feet. It feels so good to be back on the feet."
And UFC boss Dana White has even admitted that he could return this year, if the doctors would allow it.
"Conor seems to be healing up pretty well," he told the Australian Daily Telegraph . "The question is when can he start kicking again?
"And more importantly, when can he start taking kicks on that leg? That's the biggest question about Conor McGregor.
"If he could take kicks, then he'd be looking at a fight before the end of the year again; so it all depends on how fast that leg heals."
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