Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor confirmed Monday that he underwent profitable surgical procedure to restore the ugly fractures of his tibia and fibula he suffered in Saturday’s loss to Dustin Poirier in the principle occasion of UFC 264.
McGregor vowed to return, nevertheless it seems he will not be good to go anytime quickly.
Alan Dawson of Enterprise Insider reported Tuesday that McGregor can not step again into the octagon till Jan. 7, 2022, on the earliest attributable to a medical suspension.
“McGregor wants orthopedic physician clearance of [his] fractured left leg or no contest till Jan. 7, 2022,” a press release given to Enterprise Insider stated.
Moreover, the outspoken Irishman is banned from any contact coaching till Aug. 10 and is on suspension till Aug. 25 on the earliest.
The beforehand talked about Poirier is anticipated to problem UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira in some unspecified time in the future down the highway. In keeping with an ESPN piece, UFC president Dana White is planning for McGregor to get a fourth profession struggle versus Poirier after that title matchup.
Poirier defeated McGregor this previous Saturday and in January, whereas McGregor received the primary assembly between the 2 in September 2014. Even earlier than Tuesday’s growth, logic recommended McGregor would not bodily be recovered from this newest setback earlier than the tip of the yr.