AceShowbiz - Conor McGregor is on the mend. Just one day after breaking his leg at the end of the first round of his rematch with Dustin Poirier, the UFC fighter revealed that he had undergone "perfect" surgery for three hours.
The 32-year-old boxer gave fans an update on his condition via Instagram Story on Sunday, July 11. "Just out of the surgery room. Everything went to plan," he said of the medical procedure. "Everything went perfect. I'm feeling tremendous. We've got six weeks on a crutch now, and then we begin to build back."
McGregor went on to thank all of his fans around the world for their outpouring support. He then added, "I hope you all enjoyed the show. I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena - 21,800 fans in attendance. The place was absolutely electric."
"It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get back into that second round... It is what it is. That's the nature of the business. A clean break of the tibia, and it was not to be," the martial artist continued. "Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you'd done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all."
"And you know, onwards and upwards we go, team. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back, and we come back better than ever," the Irish native concluded his post. "Let's go, team."
Before McGregor shared his message, his agent Audie Attar said in a statement, "Conor is in recovery after 3 hours of surgery. The surgery was successful repairing fractures of his tibia and fibula." Attar continued, "[His] doctors are confident that with time he will make a full recovery. We anticipate his return to the octagon."
McGregor lost to lightweight rival Poirier via doctor's stoppage in round one at UFC 264 in Las Vegas. The loss takes McGregor to 1-3 in the cage since 2016, when he left the UFC to take on Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in boxing.