Conor McGregor hard at work on the exercise bike less than SIX WEEKS after breaking his leg… with UFC icon revelling in finding himself ‘well ahead of schedule’ as he eyes octagon return
- Conor McGregor has shown himself working out on an exercise bike in a video
- The former UFC champion is recovering from a horror defeat to Dustin Poirier
- ‘The Notorious’ needed surgery after breaking his leg in the UFC 264 knockout
- McGregor claims he is ahead of schedule less than six weeks into his comeback
Conor McGregor worked out on an exercise bike without protection on his ankle – less than six weeks after he needed surgery on his horror leg break in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
The 33-year-old has told fans he is ahead of schedule and has had positive medical assessments as he continued his comeback by adding weight to his rehabilitating left leg at a sports science centre.
McGregor told fans: ‘Five weeks, five days post-op, I am back on the bike. Working from the global hub of physical therapy training and recovery.
Ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor has shared a clip of himself working on an exercise bike
‘The Notorious’ says he is ahead of schedule as he works with a familiar team in Los Angeles
‘Scan went well. Scan went very well. To be back on the bike, I’m back on the bike before [doctors] 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.’
‘The Notorious’ was hooked up to monitoring equpment at Los Angeles’ Elite OrthoSport Physical Therapy centre, recuperating under the watch of the expert who helped him return from the ACL he tore during his win over Max Holloway in 2013.
Heather Milligan is the founder of the facility, which has been used by top athletes including NFL star Antonio Brown.
The Mac Life, which is owned by McGregor’s sports and entertainment company, shared photos of the fighter with Milligan last week and said: ‘Conor McGregor has never been shy about staying with the people who’ve supported him.’
McGregor left his third fight with Dustin Poirier on a stretcher, branding the result ‘illegitimate’
Miligan and her team are vital to McGregor as he looks to compete in the UFC again next year following a rod being added to his tibia and a metal plate being inserted into his fibia.
McGregor said: ”I think this bone is back together, to be honest. 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.’
The Irishman is wary of going too fast after seeing fellow scrapper Chris Weidman require a second spell of surgery following his efforts to build strength after a similarly brutal leg break.
McGregor is in typically bullish mood about his comeback after losing twice against Poirier
‘I’m being careful with it,’ cautioned McGregor. ‘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.’
McGregor has pledged to beat Poirier in a fourth fight after losing twice to his familiar rival this year to make it 2-1 in the trilogy.