UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor Sidelined 10 Months with ACL Tear
By: Mike Whitman Aug 22, 2013
It will be some time before the
UFC’s resident Irishman returns to the Octagon.
UFC President Dana White announced Thursday night on Fox Sports
Live that McGregor suffered an ACL tear in his most recent fight
that will keep him on the shelf for around 10 months.
Following his victory over Max Holloway
this past Saturday at UFC
Fight Night 26, McGregor revealed that he heard his knee pop in
the second round of his unanimous decision win. Though the fighter
hoped the injury was a minor one, it now appears that “Notorious”
will be sidelined for much longer than initially expected. In
addition to McGregor’s torn ACL, White also revealed that the
Irishman suffered a strain to his medial collateral ligament and a
Known for his sharp boxing technique and combination punching,
McGregor has not lost since November 2010, rattling off eight
straight wins en route to capturing the Cage Warriors featherweight
and lightweight titles. The 25-year-old then made a successful UFC
foray against “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Marcus
Brimage, knocking out “The Bama Beast” in just 67 seconds this
past April before going the distance for the first time in his
career against Holloway.