UFC featherweight Conor McGregor received some bad news today as the results of his MRI revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a meniscus tear, and a strained medial collateral ligament (MCL) putting him out for at least 10 months. The news was revealed on last night’s late episode of FOX Sports Live.
The news comes a mere day after the fighter decided to call out Diego Brandao after slamming the featherweight division’s Top 10. McGregor damaged his knee during the second round of his bout with Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston. Despite the injury, McGregor was able to secure a dominant decision victory over his foe.
ACL tears are a tricky injury in any sport but especially in MMA, with the longterm effect differing for every fighter. The recovery from the surgery can always take longer depending on the person (i.e. bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz).
The injury puts a damper on the massive surge in popularity for the Irish standout. Both FOX Sports and the UFC have been putting him in front of the camera as often as possible since performance this past Saturday.