Conor McGregor to continue recovery from leg break in Ireland after UFC star says he feels like ‘could kick right now’

CONOR MCGREGOR will return to Ireland next month to continue his recovery from his broken leg.

The MMA superstar has made the States his home away from home since breaking his left leg in his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July.



But The Notorious – who recently began putting weight back on his injured leg – plans to return to the Emerald Isle next month.

In response to a tweet from his SBG Ireland team-mate Artem Lobov, McGregor said: "Quality!

"The Russian Block Hammer…great stuff lads I be back next month."

McGregor, 33, got back on his feet late last month with the help of an anti-gravity treadmill – which allowed him to put 50 per cent of his weight on his injured leg.

The UFC's poster boy has also been using a cane to get around and believes he's capable of throwing kicks.

He told YouTuber Adam's Apple: "I feel like I could kick right now.

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“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.”

The Dubliner added: "I was upset for a little while. It has not been easy, you know what I mean?

"There's been a few ups and downs on this [journey].

"It's probably one of the wildest things that's ever happened to me in my life. Know what I mean?

Great stuff lads I be back next month

"It's not been full smooth sailing, but I've got through. I've had my family and my close team by my side.

"And we're getting there. Still a long away [to go]."

UFC president Dana White has been surprised by the speed of McGregor's ongoing recovery, telling the Australian Daily Telegraph: "Conor seems to be healing up pretty well.

"The question is: When can he start kicking again?

"If he could take kicks, then he'd be looking at a fight before the end of the year again, so it all depends on how fast that leg heals."

Former two-division champion McGregor has been thrilled by his progress but is refusing to jump the gun.

He said: "I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. But like I said, I feel like I could kick now.

"I'm not advised to kick yet, but I'm gonna get back, man.

"You think a broken bone is gonna stop me? Think again."

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