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McGregor feels ‘tremendous’ after surgery, vows to return

/ 02:33 PM July 12, 2021
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(FILES) In this file photo Conor McGregor of Ireland is carried out of the arena on a stretcher after injuring his ankle in the first round of his lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. – American brawler Dustin Poirier overpowered Conor McGregor on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, winning their lightweight UFC trilogy fight by a TKO after the Irishman appeared to snap his left leg in the waning moments of the opening round. The fight was officially ruled as a “doctor’s stoppage” at the end of the first round after a bloodied McGregor swung and missed a punch then stumbled backwards, his lower leg grotesquely buckling under him near the edge of the octagon. (Photo by Stacy Revere / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Conor McGregor said he was feeling “tremendous” after undergoing surgery for a broken leg suffered during his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier on Saturday.

McGregor stumbled backward, trapping his foot under himself and breaking his left leg, with the fight stopped by doctors at the end of the first round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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“… Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan, everything went perfect and I’m feeling tremendous. We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back,” McGregor said in a video posted on social media.

“A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you’ve done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all.”

McGregor’s defeat and the seriousness of the injury has raised doubts about his future in the sport but UFC President Dana White said there would be fights on the table when he is fit again.

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