Conor McGregor is continuing his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in his most recent bout in July — and according to him, the recovery is progressing nicely.
McGregor, who will remain spending the next several months on the sidelines as he recovers from his surgery around eight weeks ago, is already anticipating his return to the cage after suffering what was the second long-term injury of his UFC career, and says that he is feeling the benefits of his rehabilitation.
“I feel like I could kick right now,” McGregor said to reporter Adam Glynn at the MTV VMAs in New York as noted by MMA Fighting. “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.”
McGregor has received support from several high profile peers, some of whom — Anderson Silva most notably — have suffered the same injury in the cage, and while ‘The Spider’ has predicted that “Samurai” McGregor will return better than ever, McGregor admits that the last couple of months have been difficult.
“I left my son, I was jumping and [doing] 360 flips and then the next time he sees me I’m in this seat and I can’t walk and that was kind of playing on me a little bit,” McGregor said.
“But then as the weeks have gone by and recovery, I’m getting better and stronger and my son and my children are seeing it… He can see the work I’ve put in and he can see the rewards and I know that’s going to rub off well on him. He’s going to be able to see his father put the work in and you rise back to your feet.
“I was upset for a little while, it’s not been easy. There’s been a few ups and downs on this, it’s probably one of the wildest things that’s ever happened to me in my life. It’s not been fun, smooth sailing, but I got through it. I’ve had my family, my close team by my side, and we’re getting there.
“Still a long way, I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, like I said I feel like I can kick now, I’m not advised to kick yet. But I’m gonna get back. You think a broken bone is gonna stop me? Think again.”