CONOR MCGREGOR admits he’s ‘counting down’ the seconds until he can kick his next opponent with the ‘steel bar’ in hi
CONOR MCGREGOR admits he’s ‘counting down’ the seconds until he can kick his next opponent with the ‘steel bar’ in his leg.
The Notorious had a titanium rod – also known as an intramedullary nail – placed into his left leg days after breaking it in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July.
Conor McGregor broke his left leg in his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier[/caption]
But he’s making a faster than expected recovery from the horrific injury[/caption]
And the Irishman can’t wait to start kicking with his left leg[/caption]
The Notorious plans to use the ‘steel bar’ as a weapon[/caption]
McGregor, 33, has made great strides in his recovery and is relishing the opportunity to utilise his upgraded hardware.
During an impromptu Twitter Q&A, he tweeted: “I cannot wait to wrap this steel bar in my leg across the neck of a future opponent!
“I am counting down by the seconds until I get to launch this weapon.”
The UFC‘s poster boy is targeting an April return to sparring and plans to get back in the cage once he’s cleared to battle his training partners.
He tweeted: “As soon as I am cleared to spar I will be straight back in.”
The Irishman later added: “I will be full mixed martial arts sparring by April. Easily!
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“By then a return will be imminent. But I must be patient. I will beat this!”
In October, McGregor’s manager revealed to SunSport that the Dubliner’s recovery is going better than expected.
Paradigm Sports Management chief Audie Attar said: “He’s ahead of schedule.
“We not only just got our x-ray results [back], [we got] our ultrasound results and CT scan results.
“And when I look at the view of the x-ray myself, it’s healing so beautifully.
“He’s only 10-and-a-half weeks out of surgery and he’s walking.
“And he’s actually doing s**t that we don’t want him to do like throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game.”
And Mystic Mac has informed his legion of fans he’ll be ready to rock and roll once his tibia is fully healed.
He said: “The fibula is fully healed. The medial side of the tibia is developing nice callous also.
“It is just patience now for it to form down through the bone to the lateral side of the tibia where the larger break occurred.
“It’s getting there. Patience will win this race for me!”
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