Conor McGregor promises 'some recovery' from horrific broken leg as UFC chief Dana White eyes 2022 return for Notorious
CONOR MCGREGOR has vowed to make 'some recovery' from the horrific leg break he suffered last month.
The Notorious shattered his left tibia and fibula in his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, collapsing to the canvas in agony with just seconds of the first round remaining.
McGregor, 33, underwent surgery in Los Angeles the following day and is determined to be stronger than ever when he returns to the octagon.
The UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion, told TMZ: "We're recovering. We're recovering, sir.
"That's what we're doing. And it's gonna be some recovery. It's gonna be some recovery.
"It's doing good, it's doing good. Three weeks, three days, it's been good."
The UFC's poster has already resumed light physical training, getting in some weight sessions to keep himself ticking over.
And president Dana White expects the Irishman to resume full training in April.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, White said: "As far as I'm concerned, Conor is out for a year.
"The doctor said it will be nine months before he starts training again, we're looking at it as a year.
"I'm not even thinking about it."
The exact cause of McGregor's sickening leg break is still unclear, with the Dubliner and Poirier having conflicting opinions on the unfortunate incident.
McGregor, however, claims he went into his Sin City series decider with The Diamond with 'multiple stress fractures' in his left leg.
In a six-minute-long Instagram video, he said: "The leg is better than ever.
"I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke?
"At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC.
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They knew, I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.
“There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads and I would kick the knee a few times.
"So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle and then I have trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of f***ing fighting all the time."
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