Watch Conor McGregor’s grueling workout in a protective boot on a broken leg as the UFC star performs weighted pull-ups
MMA superstar Conor McGregor refuses to sit idly by as he recovers from the broken leg he suffered at UFC 264.
The Irishman broke his left shin and fibula last month in his Las Vegas trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, whom he lost via TKO in the first round.
McGregor, 33, underwent surgery the next day but made sure to stay active while recovering in Los Angeles.
The UFC poster shared a number of snaps of himself participating in light intensity workouts on his social media.
And early Wednesday morning, The Notorious shared a video of himself doing a grueling back workout on his Instagram page.
The video showed McGregor performing nine perfect weighted narrow-grip pull-ups.
Its accompanying caption for the video read, “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.”
Fans were quick to comment on the Dubliner’s training, with one saying, “Let’s go champion.”
Another said: “I can’t wait to see you sleeping with someone again.”
And another: “You’ll be back champion champion in no time!”
One of them remarked: “The champion coming to collect the gold in 2022.”
McGregor, the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion, is determined to make a spectacular recovery from his horrific injury.
Earlier this week, he told TMZ: “We are recovering. We are recovering, sir.
“That’s what we’re doing. And it will be some recovery. It will be some recovery.
“It’s fine, it’s fine. Three weeks, three days, it’s fine.”
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
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UFC supremo Dana White expects the former king of the featherweight and lightweight to return to the cage next July.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, White said, “As far as I’m concerned, Conor is out for a year.
“The doctor said it would take nine months for him to start training again, we consider that a year.
“I do not even think about it.”
McGregor, 22-6, recently claimed to have started his rubber match with Poirier with “multiple stress fractures” to his leg.
He said: “The leg is better than ever. I was injured before the fight. People ask me, ‘When did the leg break?
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“They knew I had stress fractures in my leg when I entered that cage.
“There was a debate about taking the thing off because I was training without shin guards and would be kicking the knee several times.
“So I had several stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle, and then I still had problems with my ankle for all those years of fucking fighting all the time.”
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