Injury does not bow to hype.
— UFCONFOX (@UFCONFOX) August 23, 2013
Dana White confirmed to FOX Sports Live that Conor McGregor has suffered an ACL tear, MCL strain and a meniscus tear in his recent UFC Fight Night 26 win over Max Holloway. The injury occurred in the second round of the bout, and in a post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani, McGregor noted that he felt “a big pop” in his knee when he was passing into side control. From that point, his knee felt unsteady.
Conor will likely have surgery to repair the damage in the next week or two. The immediate goals with a knee injury such as this is to control the swelling and pain, and ensure that the knee has full range of motion going into surgery. This will help to prevent the problem of arthrofibrosis, or development of scarring within the joint as a response to the injury.
It is good to see that there is no immediate anticipation of McGregor returning in a very short period of time. A 10 month time frame is good, and means he should be ready to fight in the Summer of 2014.
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