Conor McGregor lifted his feet as he relaxed in a lounge chair while on vacation Thursday, a week after suffering a horrific broken leg during UFC 264.
The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a series of relaxing snaps, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after the operation.
Conor broke his shin in the dying seconds of the first round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
Road to recovery: Conor McGregor lifted his feet as he relaxed on a lounge chair while on vacation Thursday, a week after suffering a horror fracture at UFC 264
Conor, who could be out of the ring for a year, appeared to be recovering well as he smiled while showing off his fruity cocktail.
The MMA star has walked 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 swim shorts and a baseball cap.
Putting his feet up: The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a series of relaxing snaps, 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 two-weight champion won’t be able to compete for 12 months.
“I think they just released him from the hospital about 10 or 15 minutes ago,” Dana said. TMZ Sports.
‘He will be in [Los Angeles] for a short time. I don’t know if he’s going to go home, or what he’s going to do.
Ouch: Conor broke his shin in the dying seconds of the first round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas (pictured during fight)
When asked when the 33-year-old would be back, Dana replied, “He’ll be back in a year.”
McGregor took to social media after the operation and said: “Right out of the operating room everything went as planned, everything went perfectly and I feel great.
“We have six weeks on a crutch now and then we start to rebuild.
“A clean break in the tibia and it wasn’t. Dustin, you can celebrate this illegitimate victory as much as you want, but you haven’t done anything about it.
“This second round would have shown everything,” he added.
Ouch! The Irishman went under the knife after a nasty broken leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier
Conor broke his leg throwing a kick that landed on Poirier’s elbow at the end of the first round.
His trainer John Kavanagh revealed that the athlete suffered a ankle problem at training camp which could have been a contributing factor.
Oh my God: Conor broke his leg throwing a kick that landed on Poirier’s elbow at the end of the first round
He said, “Maybe there was something in there. It seems unusual for a young, healthy and fit man to be able to wrap his foot around an elbow without there being anything before it.
“But you can play these kind of guessing games all day long,” he concluded.
Last week, Conor shared a six-minute video on Instagram as he rode a scooter in California and provided an update to his fans, letting them know he had been fitted with a “leg in unbreakable titanium “.
Keeping morale up: Conor was in high spirits as he updated his fans after being released from hospital last week
“I’m motivated to do this, the leg is going to be better than ever,” he said halfway through the video.
“I was injured before the fight, people ask me ‘when did the leg break? Ask Dana White, ask UFC, ask UFC chief medical officer Dr. Davidson, they knew my leg had a stress fracture.
“They were discussing pulling the thing because I was training without shin guards and I kicked the knee a few times. So I had several stress fractures in the tibia above the ankle. And then I have ankle problems over the years from fighting all the time anyway.
“Plus, I wrapped my ankle every workout. When the ankle was sore, I still wouldn’t stop training – I was just training on the back. And that’s how I developed those shots on the ground from the back, which is why Dustin backed up when he was on top of me. And I was getting the kicks and the elbows, it’s a horrible place to be.
“It’s a skill that I developed because I had a damaged leg and had to adapt my training… I had to have my ankle and shin treated and I would never commit to going under it. knife unless something like that happens.
“What I needed was a titanium shin and now I have a knee to ankle titanium shank, the doctor says it’s unbreakable. Once I keep rebuilding, playing with balance, then building strength – and I have an unbreakable titanium leg.
‘I’m like Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Terminator 2! I have all the tools to do it and I’m going to do it – what a story it’s gonna be. Love you guys 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 “several stress fractures” in his leg before the fight on Saturday