Following Conor McGregor’s epic brawl with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, the Irishman was spotted limping out of the Octagon to get backstage.
Many feared a broken foot, but McGregor assured fans that his foot was fine and that he was just suffering from a sore shin.
‘The Notorious’ is medically suspended until Oct. 20, but the Nevada Athletic Commission state that McGregor could be shelved until Feb. 17, 2017, if it is revealed that he has suffered a foot or ankle fracture.
To the delight of many, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh said the featherweight champion will be fully recovered in just 1 week.
@dylan_LFCYNWA will be 100% in 1 week.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 24, 2016
McGregor avenged his loss to Nate Diaz by picking up a hard-fought, majority decision in the main event of UFC 202. Both men battled back-and-forth for five rounds and delivered a spectacle that will not soon be forgotten.
If what Kavanagh says is true, McGregor could return to the Octagon to defend his FW title against Jose Aldo or challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship.
The former two-division Cage Warriors champ was supposed to take on Rafael dos Anjos for the belt, but the Brazilian was forced out of the bout with a foot injury, which led to the inevitable rivalry with Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and UFC 202.
Both McGregor and Diaz attained MMA immortality with their gutsy performance on August 20.