UFC star Conor McGregor says he feels like ‘could kick right now’ as he steps up recovery from horrific leg break
UFC superstar Conor McGregor believes he’s ready to resume kicking – less than ten weeks after breaking his leg.
The Notorious snapped his left tibia and fibula in July in the first round of his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor suffered a horrific broken leg in his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier[/caption]
But the Irishman feels like he can resume kicking already[/caption]
McGregor, 33, is making a faster than expected recovery from the horrific break – which is expected to keep him on the sidelines until next July.
The Irishman is back already back on his feet – albeit with the help of a cane – and feels capable of throwing one of his wide array of kicks.
He told Adam’s Apple: “I feel like I could kick right now.
“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.
“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.”
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McGregor – the UFC‘s first simultaneous two-weight world champion – has struggled mentally with the ramifications of his horrific injury.
He added: “I was upset for a little while. It has not been easy, you know what I mean?
“There’s been a few ups and downs on this [journey].
“It’s probably one of the wildest things that’s ever happened to me in my life. Know what I mean?
“It’s not been full smooth sailing, but I’ve got through. I’ve had my family and my close team by my side.
“And we’re getting there. Still a long away [to go].”
I feel like I could kick now
Despite feeling as if he could resume throwing kicks, McGregor won’t go against doctors’ orders.
He said: “I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself.
“But like I said, I feel like I could kick now.
“I’m not advised to kick yet, but I’m gonna get back, man. You think a broken bone is gonna stop me? Think again.”
McGregor has made America his home away from home as he bids to get back to full fitness.
And The Dubliner is determined to be stronger than ever when he next sets foot inside the octagon.
In August, he told TMZ: “We’re recovering. We’re recovering, sir.
“That’s what we’re doing. And it’s gonna be some recovery. It’s gonna be some recovery.
“It’s doing good, it’s doing good. Three weeks, three days, it’s been good.”
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Based in Johannesburg, Brian Derenberger is a Senior Editor at Healthy Organic Lifestyle.