Conor McGregor insists he feels 'tremendous' after undergoing surgery

Conor McGregor insists he feels ‘tremendous’ after undergoing surgery on his broken leg and vows to ‘come back better than ever’… with ‘Notorious’ also taking aim at Dustin Poirier by labelling his win ‘illegitimate’

  • Conor McGregor suffered a gruesome leg injury in his defeat by Dustin Poirier 
  • The Notorious’ left leg buckled from beneath him and broke in the first round 
  • McGregor has since undergone surgery and he has now vowed to ‘build back’ 
  • In a short video he filmed, the Irishman took aim at Poirier’s illegitimate victory 
  • Conor McGregor has posted a short video filmed after he successfully underwent surgery for the broken leg suffered in his defeat by Dustin Poirier, and he insisted he is feeling ‘tremendous’.

    McGregor stumbled back in horrifying fashion after placing his weight down and his left leg buckled from underneath him, with the bout then stopped by doctors at the end of the first round in Las Vegas.

    But despite the grim nature of his injury and another chastening loss in their trilogy series, McGregor appeared in high spirits when he thanked fight fans for their support and insisted he would ‘build back’.

    McGregor filmed a short video from his hospital bed after successfully undergoing surgery

    'Notorious' vowed he would 'build back' and also took aim at Poirier's illegitimate win

    Conor McGregor says he feels ‘tremendous’ despite his leg break in his defeat by Dustin Poirier








    ‘Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan,’ McGregor said. ‘Everything went perfect, I’m feeling tremendous. 

    ‘We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and we begin to build back. I want to thank all the fans all the way around the world for your messages of support. 

    ‘I hope you 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. 

    McGregor suffered the gruesome injury at the end of the first round and was taken to hospital

    McGregor suffered the gruesome injury at the end of the first round and was taken to hospital

    ‘It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get into that second round and then see what’s what. But it is what it is. That’s the nature of the business. 

    ‘A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you’ve done nothing in there. 

    ‘That second round would have shown all. Onwards and upwards we go. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back, and we come back better than ever.’ 

    Against the odds, McGregor was able to survive the rest of the round, but he was later forced to leave the octagon on a stretcher – despite previously vowing that Poirier would be the one to exit in the same manner.

    Despite the chastening nature of the loss, McGregor appeared in high spirits after his surgery

    Despite the chastening nature of the loss, McGregor appeared in high spirits after his surgery

    And the outspoken Irishman appears to have no interest in leaving his rivalry with Poirier in the past either, in light of his bullish comments to Joe Rogan moments after his leg had shattered.

    ‘I was boxing the bleedin’ head off him,’ McGregor said while he sat on the floor wearing a brace.

    ‘Usual s****, dived to close the distance. This is not over.

    ‘If I have to take this outside with him it’s all outside. I don’t give a b*******. 

    McGregor insisted he was 'boxing the bleedin' head' off Poirier during his chat with Joe Rogan

    McGregor insisted he was ‘boxing the bleedin’ head’ off Poirier during his chat with Joe Rogan

    The three judges cageside in Las Vegas all believed Poirier was in control before the leg break

     The three judges cageside in Las Vegas all believed Poirier was in control before the leg break

    According to the three judges cageside, Poirier was in firm control of the showdown before the freak leg break.

    Sal D’Amato scored it 10-9 to Poirier, while both Derek Cleary and Junichiro Kamijo scored a 10-8 for the Diamond. 

    A 10-8 verdict is typically rare in MMA, and signifies a round of real dominance.