Conor McGregor put his feet up as he relaxed on a sun lounger while on holiday on Thursday, a week after he suffered a horror leg break during the UFC 264.
The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps relaxing, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after surgery.
Conor fractured his tibia in the closing seconds of the opening round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
Road to recovery: Conor McGregor put his feet up as he relaxed on a sun lounger while on holiday on Thursday, a week after he suffered a horror leg break during the UFC 264
Conor, who could be out of the ring for a year, seemed to be taking his recovery well as he smiled while showing off his fruity cocktail.
The MMA star has been walking on crutches and will continue to do so for the next six weeks following the nasty injury.
Conor showed off his tattooed torso as he relaxed in the sunshine in a pair of blue board shorts and a baseball cap.
Putting his feet up: The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps relaxing, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after surgery
Conor now faces a long road to recovery, with UFC president Dana White convinced that the former two-weight champion will be unable to compete for 12 months.
‘I think they just released him right now from the hospital about 10, 15 minutes ago,’ Dana told TMZ Sports.
‘He’ll be in [Los Angeles] for a little while. I don’t know if he’s gonna fly home, or what he’s gonna do.
Ouch: Conor fractured his tibia in the closing seconds of the opening round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas (pictured during the fight)
Asked when the 33-year-old will be back, Dana said: ‘He’ll be back in a year.’
McGregor took to social media after surgery and said: ‘Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan, everything went perfect and I’m feeling tremendous.
‘We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back.
‘A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you’ve done nothing in there.
‘That second round would have shown all,’ he added.
Ouch! The Irishman went under the knife after a nasty leg break in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier
Conor broke his leg while throwing a kick that landed on Poirier’s elbow late in the first round.
His coach John Kavanagh revealed that the athlete had suffered an ankle problem in training camp that could have been a contributing factor.
He said: ‘There might have been something in there. It seems unusual that a young, healthy, fit man can wrap his foot around an elbow without there being something there before.
‘But you can play those sorts of guessing games all day long,’ he concluded.
Last week, Conor shared a six-minute video on Instagram as he cruised around on a scooter in California and provided an update to his fans, informing them he’d been fitted with an ‘unbreakable titanium leg.’
Keeping his spirits up: Conor was in good spirits as he updated his fans following his release from hospital last week
‘I’m motivated to go and do this, the leg is going to be better than ever,’ he said, half-way through the video.
‘I was injured going into the fight, people are asking me “at what point did the leg break?” Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr Davidson the head doctor at the UFC, they knew my leg had a stress fracture going into that.
‘They were debating pulling the thing because I was sparring with no shin pads and I kicked a knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle. And then I have trouble in my ankle anyways throughout the years through fighting all the time.
‘Also I was wrapping my ankle every training session. When the ankle was sore I still wouldn’t stop training – I used to just train on my back. And that’s how I developed those ground shots from the back, that’s why Dustin backed away when he was on top of me. And I was landing the up-kicks and the elbows, it’s a horrible place to be in.
‘It was a skill I developed because I had the damaged leg and had to adapt my training… I needed to get treatment on the ankle and shin-bone and I would never have committed to going under the knife unless something like this happened.
‘What I needed was a titanium shin bone and now I’ve got a titanium rod from the knee to the ankle, the doctor says it’s unbreakable. Once I keep building back, playing with the balance, then build the strength – and I have an unbreakable titanium leg.
‘I’m like Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Terminator 2! I’ve got all the tools to do this and I’m going to do it – what a story it’s going to be. Love you all guys, you won’t stop us! You won’t beat the Irish, you won’t beat the MacMan!’
What he said: The sportsman insisted that he had ‘multiple stress fractures’ in the leg before the fight on Saturday