Conor McGregor put his feet up as he relaxed on a recliner while on vacation on Thursday, a week after suffering a horror leg fracture during UFC 264.
The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps as he relaxed, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after surgery.
Conor broke his shin in the closing seconds of the opening round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
Road to recovery: Conor McGregor put his feet up as he relaxed on a recliner while on vacation on Thursday, a week after sustaining a horror leg fracture during UFC 264
Conor, who could be out of the ring for a year, seemed to be doing well in his recovery as he smiled as he showed off his fruity cocktail.
The MMA star will be on crutches and will continue to do so for the next six weeks after the nasty injury.
Conor showed off his tattooed torso as he relaxed in the sun in blue board shorts and a baseball cap.
Feet up: The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share some snaps, relaxing, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after surgery
Conor now faces a long road to recovery, with UFC president Dana White convinced the former twoweight champion will not be able to compete for 12 months.
“I think they released him from the hospital about 10, 15 minutes ago now,” Dana . told me TMZ Sports.
‘He will be inside’ [Los Angeles] for a while. I don’t know if he’s going to fly home or what he’s going to do.
Ouch: Conor broke his shin in the closing seconds of the opening round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas (pictured during the fight)
When asked when the 33-year-old will be back, Dana replied, “He’ll be back in a year.”
McGregor took to social media after surgery and said, “Just out of the operating room, everything went according to plan, everything went perfectly and I feel great.
“We now have six weeks on a crutch and then we start to rebuild.
‘A clean fracture of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegal victory all you want, but you didn’t do anything there.
“That second round would have shown everything,” he added.
Ouch! The Irishman went under the knife after a nasty leg fracture in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier
Conor broke his leg when he threw a kick that landed on Poirier’s elbow late in the first round.
His coach John Kavanagh revealed that the athlete has a ankle problem in training camp that could be a contributing factor.
Oh dear: Conor broke his leg throwing a kick that landed on Poirier’s elbow late in the first round
He said, “Maybe there was something in it. It seems unusual for a young, healthy, fit man to be able to wrap his foot around an elbow without anything having been done before.
“But you can play guessing games like that all day long,” he concluded.
Last week, Conor shared a six-minute video on Instagram as he rode a scooter in California and gave an update to his fans by informing them that he was equipped with an “unbreakable titanium leg.”
Keeping up the spirits: Conor was in a good mood as he kept his fans updated after his hospital discharge last week
“I’m motivated to do this, the leg is getting better than ever,” he said halfway through the video.
“I got hurt going into the fight, people ask me ‘at what point did my leg break?’ Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr Davidson, the UFC chief doctor, they knew my leg had a stress fracture.
“They were arguing about pulling the thing because I was sparring with no shin pads and I kicked a knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle. And then over the years I have suffered from my ankle anyway from constant fighting.
“I also wrapped my ankle every workout. When the ankle was sore, I still didn’t stop training – I just trained on my back. And that’s how I developed those ground shots from the back, which is why Dustin backed away when he was on top of me. And I landed the upward stairs and the elbows, it’s a terrible place to be.
“It was a skill I developed because I had the damaged leg and had to adjust my training… I had to get treatment on the ankle and shin and I would never have committed to going under the knife unless something like this happened.
‘What I needed was a titanium shin and now I have a titanium rod from knee to ankle, the doctor says it’s unbreakable. Once I keep building up, play with the balance, then build up the strength – and I have an unbreakable titanium leg.
‘I’m like Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Terminator 2! I’ve got all the tools to do this and I’m going to do it – what a story it’s going to be. I love you all, you won’t stop us! You won’t beat the Irish, you won’t beat the MacMan!’
What he said: The sportsman insisted he had ‘multiple stress fractures’ in the leg before Saturday’s fight