Over the weekend, UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured) underwent successful surgery on his injured left knee in Southern California. While the initial prognosis had the up-and-comer riding the pine for at least 10 months, McGregor is looking to make a much quicker comeback.
“Surgery is done. Rehab starts now in the O.C. Feeling great. #RecordSetReturn,” McGregor tweeted after his procedure.
McGregor suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament, a strain to his medial collateral ligament and a meniscal tear of his posterior horn during the second round of August’s fight with Max Holloway. Despite blowing out his knee midway through the scrap, McGregor forged ahead to post a lopsided unanimous decision victory in one of the most hyped UFC sophomore fights in Octagon history.
The injury was a significant setback for not only McGregor, but the UFC. “Notorious” has generated much momentum during his brief stint in the big leagues and the promotion was looking to capitalize on his skyrocketing popularity, particularly in McGregor’s homeland of Ireland.
In the meantime, the only taste fans will be getting from the outspoken Irishman will be via Twitter. Although, that’s not a bad consolation prize considering the entertaining call outs his thumbs are able to produce.