Conor McGregor Still Recovering From Injury, But Feels Like ‘I Could Kick Right Now’
Former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor says that he thinks he can kick.
He suffered a broken tibia injury in a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 held in July. After several weeks, he is already standing on his feet and says he can move without any issues, but he needs to wait a bit more and recover fully to be back in the octagon.
“I honestly feel like I could kick right now, but I’ve just got to listen to the doctors, listen to the people that are guiding me,” he said. “That’s what I’ve done so far, I’ve committed myself to the work, and I’m back on the feet. It’s so good to be back on the feet. Do you think a broken bone is gonna stop me? Think again.”
McGregor recently proved he can move his legs after an altercation – that nearly turned physical – with rapper Machine Gun Kelly Sunday at the MTV VMAs. The fighter, however, denies anything happened.
McGregor made his debut in the UFC in 2013. He is the first-ever fighter to win two division belts simultaneously. He is also the man who earned a knockout in three different weight categories — featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
He won his featherweight belt against Jose Aldo and defeated Eddie Alvarez in the lightweight title bout. He fought in welterweight three times and won two of them.
In the lightweight division, he fought four times and celebrated the victory only once, against Alvarez at UFC 205.
He is on a two-fight losing streak against Poirier. He is aiming for fourth battle against Diamond and lightweight title later in 2022.