UFC president, Dana White has revealed the timeframe for Conor McGregor’s return following him breaking his leg at UFC 264.
McGregor made his return to the Octagon back in January and suffered a second-round TKO. Following the loss, the Irishman blamed the lack of activity and said he wanted to fight again soon. He ended up getting his wish as he headlined UFC 264 on July 10 in a trilogy bout against Poirier. Unfortnately, for the Irishman, he broke his leg at the end of the first round and the fight was called.
After the loss, McGregor updated fans from the hospital saying he will be on crutches for six weeks and then had to do rehab. With that, many thought he would be able to return sooner, however, according to White, McGregor is likely to be out for a year.
“I think they just released him right now from the hospital about 10, 15 minutes ago,” White said to TMZ Sports. “He’ll be in L.A. for a little while, and I don’t know if he’s going to fly home or what he’s going to do from there. He’ll be back in a year – yeah.”
When McGregor does return, all signs point to the fourth fight against Poirier being made. All parties have said they want it, but whether or not the Irishman does fight again after a leg break and lengthy rehab is to be seen.
Conor McGregor (22-6) has lost two fights in a row for the first time in his career, with both coming to Poirier. Prior to that, he TKO’d Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in his return to the sport after he suffered a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the belt. In his career, the Irishman holds notable wins over Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, and Dustin Poirier among others. He’s also the former featherweight and lightweight champ.,
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Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime