McGregor gives update on leg injury: 'I feel like I could kick right now'
Conor McGregor seems to be making good progress with the leg injury he sustained in July.
The former UFC two-division champion said earlier this week he's walking and thinks he could begin striking with his leg again, though he hasn't been cleared to do so.
"I feel like I could kick right now," McGregor told journalist Adam Glyn, according to MMA Fighting. "I honestly feel like I could kick right now, but I've just got to listen to the doctors, listen to the people that are guiding me. That's what I've done so far. I've committed myself to the work and I'm back on the feet. It's so good to be back on the feet."
McGregor broke his tibia and fibula in a highly anticipated trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, leading to a doctor's stoppage loss at the end of the first round.
Since then, the Irishman has been spending time in Los Angeles - where he underwent surgery the day after the fight - and isn't expected to return to the Octagon until 2022.
McGregor said dealing with the injury has taken a toll on him mentally.
"I was upset for a little while. It's not been easy," he said. "There's been a few ups and downs on this. It's probably one of the wildest things that's ever happened to me in my life."
But the 33-year-old assured the injury won't prevent him from resuming his career once he's fully recovered.
"I'm going to get back," McGregor said. "You think a broken bone is going to stop me? Think again."
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