UFC: Conor McGregor Returns Home After Surgery on Broken Leg

by Madison Miller

After a long Saturday night and a particularly gruesome ending for Conor McGregor at UFC 264, he finally gets to head home.

During the trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, McGregor awkwardly stumbled backward. It caused his foot to get trapped under him and his left leg snapped under the pressure. The fight ended with a doctor stoppage at the end of the first round.

Conor McGregor Released from Hospital

According to TMZ, the lightweight fighter was released from the Los Angeles hospital he was staying in. This is where he got a rod, plate, and screws put into his leg and will now have to spend six weeks on crutches.

He underwent a very successful 3.5-hour surgery to repair his cracked fibula and tibia.

Dana White told the publication that he does believe the fighter will return to the Octagon. “He’ll be back in a year,” he stated. White also shared that McGregor will spend time recovering in L.A. After that, he was unsure if he was going to fly home or do something else for a period of time.

Despite the injury, McGregor told fans he was doing “tremendous” after the surgery.

“Everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous,” he said in a video message also adding that he would soon “begin to build back.”

Dustin Poirier and Jake Paul

In that same video from the hospital bed, Conor McGregor proceeded to call Dustin Poirier’s win against him “illegitimate.”

While in the ring directly after the injury, McGregor had some choice words for Poirier. He threatened both Poirier and his wife. He even tweeted “Hey you guys! I don’t want to associate any negativity with my foundation so I’d like to take this chance to apologize for Dustin’s wife trying to message me privately on Instagram.”

Now, Jake Paul, who once offered The Notorious 50 million to get in the ring with him, is teaming up with Poirier to troll the injured fighter.

Paul had a custom chain made that looks like McGregor right as he was knocked out by Poirier at UFC 257 in January. He calls the $100,000 chain “Sleepy McGregor.”

According to ESPN, Paul is now shipping to chain over to Poirier. “It’s real. I’m hoping [Poirier] takes a picture with it. I think that’d be the most legendary thing and make Conor look so stupid,” Paul said.

The plan is more than just to make McGregor look “stupid.” Instead, Poirier is going to auction off the chain for charity. He is incredibly active when it comes to philanthropy. His foundation, the Good Fight Foundation, helps youth in his home state of Louisiana.

Jake Paul has switched his stance on fighting McGregor now, apparently. He joked that his offer is now $23 since McGregor has lost twice against Dustin Poirier.