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Conor McGregor had a successful leg operation on Sunday and shared an update on his status one day after the gruesome injury at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor and his agent Audie A. Attar of Paradigm Sports posted statements on Twitter.
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“Just out of the operating room, guys! The operation went excellent! A great feeling! 6 weeks on crutches and we’re building up again! Let’s go! God bless,” tweeted McGregor.
Attar added in a lengthy update that McGregor had three hours of surgery to repair fractures in his fibula and tibia.
“Both doctors are confident that he will fully recover over time,” Attar said in a statement.
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“We expect his return to the octagon.”
McGregor was taken out of the cage on a stretcher after injuring himself on Poirier’s leg. The fight ended after the first round. Poirier was awarded a technical knockout due to a gruesome injury McGregor sustained due to a doctor’s failure.
Poirier was able to control McGregor on the mat for much of the first round. McGregor had tried to get Poirier into the guillotine submission hold, but Poirier was able to break free of it and outperform McGregor.
Towards the end, McGregor was able to get back on her feet. He tried to dodge a Poirier shot and when he stepped back, his ankle appeared to be caught under him.
McGregor fell and after the round was over he seemed to signal that his ankle or leg was broken.
The Irishman was in marked pain on the mat. His leg was placed in an air cast and he was taken out of the arena on a stretcher.
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UFC President Dana White said after the fight that there could be a fourth fight between the two fighters.