Conor McGregor has claimed that his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in the Octagon against Dustin Poirier in July is exceeding expectations.
“Scan went well,” McGregor told fans on Instagram Live after a visit to the doctor’s yesterday. “Scan went very well. To be back on the bike, I’m back on the bike before he said I was going to be able to bear weight. I’m rocking (and) well ahead of schedule. Let’s keep it going. … It was good news. Good news at the doc’s.”
McGregor had also spoke with fans on his way to the appointment and had been feeling good about the progress that he had made.
“I think this bone is back together, to be honest,” McGregor had suggested. “The ankle is feeling great. … I’ve got me flip-flops on, I have. I’m out of the boot. I’ve got the flip-flops on, so that’s a good sign. … I’m still jacked as well, bro. It ain’t over. We’re only warming up. Still fresh. Still untouched. You still can’t get me.”
That being said, McGregor did admit that Chris Weidman’s recent setback in his broken leg recovery, which had seen him have to undergo another surgery, did make him wary about the same thing potentially happening to him.
“I’m being careful with it,” McGregor said. “I’m listening to what the doctors are saying. Everything else, I can’t physically do, I’m not pushing it too far after seeing what happened to Weidman recently. It’s in the back of my head that I go in there and maybe they say, ‘Oh, it’s not connected again. You have to go through this again.’ Look what happened to Weidman. I don’t think that’s the case with me. I know that’s not the case with me. I am a little bit nervous.”
At the same time, McGregor was still as confident as ever as he suggested that even fighting at middleweight wasn’t beyond him in the future.
“I’m looking forward to it. You know, I’m watching all these fools talk. You know that little middleweight, that little former middleweight Kelvin Gastelum is 5’9” with a 71” inch reach. I’m actually bigger physically set than Kelvin and he’s fighting at middleweight. I’m going to just keep going up. I don’t know what weight I am now. … But I’ll see what I am on the scales and just go from there. Day-by-day.”
McGregor is expected to continue recovering in California until October, having set up in Beverley Hills, where bizarrely it was reported this week that he’s actually next-door neighbours with none-other than Floyd Mayweather!