Conor McGregor has spoken out after successfully undergoing surgery for the broken leg he suffered during his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier on Saturday night.
McGregor reportedly was in surgery for over 3 hours in Los Angeles, during which he had a rod inserted into his tibula, while a small plate and screws were also attached to his fibula.
“Just out of the surgery room guys! Surgery went excellent! Feeling tremendous! 6 weeks on crutch and we build back! Let’s go! God bless 🙏” McGregor wrote on Twitter.
McGregor also released a short video, during which it didn’t take long for his attention to turn back to his rivalry with Poirier.
“Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you done nothing in there,” McGregor said. “That second round would have shown all. Onwards and upwards we go team. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back and we come back better than ever.”
McGregor has come under fire for some of his outbursts both pre-fight and post-fight aimed at Poirier and his wife, but another former UFC superstar, Ronda Rousey, bucked the trend by praising ‘The Notorious’ for his mental strength despite the horrific nature of his injury.
“I’m amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight @TheNotoriousMMA – I def wouldn’t have had the mind to do that,” Rousey wrote. “The other fighters, @ufc and media are lucky to have you.”
On the other hand, UFC president Dana White was less enthused about some of McGregor’s post-fight insults.
“I don’t like that,” White told the media afterwards. “Yeah, that’s not good. Leave people’s families and wives and all that stuff out of it. Family has nothing to do with it.”