Conor McGregor successfully undergoes surgery after UFC 264 loss

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UFC’s biggest superstar Conor Mcgregor has successfully gone through surgery as he broke his ankle in his fight at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier.

UFC 264 main event fight between Conor Mcgregor and Dustin Poirier ended in the most dramatic way possible. The fight was the third battle between these two elite lightweights. The duo had fought twice before with Conor and Dustin both winning each of the fights.

The trilogy fight was a back and forth battle that lasted only one round. Dustin took Conor down and landed some vicious elbows and ouches on him. Conor tried to lock in a guillotine choke but was unsuccessful. In the last ten seconds of the fight, Dustin let Conor up and they both threw punches at the same time and both missed, but Conor missed his step backward and twisted his ankle which snapped right at the end of the first round. The doctor came to check the leg and declared it was broken. Hence, Dustin won the fight via TKO by Doctor Stoppage.

After the fight, McGregor was taken out of the octagon on a stretcher and was sent to Los Angeles for surgery at Cedars-Sinai hospital. The surgery went for more than three hours, Dr. El Attrache and Dr. Milton Little operated, which saw an intramedullary rod inserted in his tibia, as well as a small plate and screws to repair the fibula, a first reported by TMZ.

Conor Mcgregor sends a message to his fans and Dustin Poirier after the Surgery

After the surgery, Conor McGregor posted a statement on social media revealing the timeline for his recovery and also send a short message to his opponent Dustin Poirier.

“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”

“Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you done nothing in there,” Conor 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.”

Conor’s manager Audie Attar also stated the surgery and his expected recovery from the injury.

“Conor is in recovery after three hours of surgery,” Attar wrote. “The surgery was successful repairing fractures of his tibia and fibula. His physicians included Dr. Neal ElAttrache from Kerlan-Jobb, Conor’s long time orthopedist and trauma surgeon Dr. Milton Little from Cedars-Sinai.”

“Both doctors are confident that with time he will make a full recovery. We anticipate his return to the octagon.”

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