Earlier at UFC 264, the Notorious went through a horrible injury during the first round of his fight. His ankle snapped giving fight fans an unwanted ending to the trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier. Conor McGregor was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight and was expecting surgery for the injury.
Though Conor posted a video from his hospital bed after his surgery that he will be fine after 6 weeks on crutches. The injury looked so bad that many fighters and MMA analysts were uncertain if he would ever be able to return to the UFC again.
However, Dana White has made few delightful statements for Conor fans. While giving a byte to TMZ sports UFC CEO Dana White confirmed that McGregor has been released from the hospital.
“I think they just released him right now from the hospital about 10, 15 minutes ago…he’ll be in (Los Angeles) for a little while. I don’t know if he’s gonna fly home, or what he’s gonna do”
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Giving an update on his surgery he said that Notorious has had an intramedullary rod placed in his tibia and a plate with screws to his fibula. Conor underwent a three-and-a-half-hour surgery for the same.
The good news for the fans is that upon being asked on Conor’s return Dana replied: “He’ll be back in a year”. Moreover, it’s important that Conor should not rush back into fighting. As that might add some severe damage to the current situation.
Conor McGregor coach reveals a probable reason for his injury
What’s intriguing is that Conor’s coach John Kavanagh stated in an interview for Wimp 2 Warrior that Conor has already injured his ankle ahead of the trilogy bout.
“We’d got a scan on it. Did that have a small part to play in weakening [his ankle]? I don’t know” John said, doubting if that might have played a role in this frightful accident.