Although Conor McGregor scored another impressive win at UFC FN 26 by defeating Max Holloway, the Irish fighter’s plans for the featherweight division were put on hold, due to the realization he had severely injured his knee during the bout. You may recall that before it was discovered he would require surgery, McGregor buzzed the MMA world and ruffled a few feathers, by using words like “safe” to characterize champion Jose Aldo, “who cares” in reference to Ricardo Lamas, and “old” to describe Cub Swanson.
Well, the outspoken 25 year-old underwent the procedure recently to repair his knee, and this weekend McGregor announced via Twitter:
Surgery is done. Rehab starts now in the O.C. Feeling great. #RecordSetReturn
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2013
When the severity of his knee injury was first revealed, it was announced that McGregor would likely need at least 10 months to recover. Obviously the punishing striker is hoping to get back in the Octagon much sooner than that. Considering what he’s showcased in his first two UFC bouts, and the fan following he’s already built, there’s a good chance McGregor will be tapped for a big name fight when he’s ready to return.
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