Conor McGregor has made an ‘astonishing recovery’ from his broken leg, his training partner Peter Queally reveals when the Bellator star insists his Irish compatriot is ‘reaping the rewards’ of his work at the gym ahead of the 2022 return.
- Conor McGregor is working towards his return from a broken leg in July
- The Irishman suffered the blow during his fight against American Dustin Poirier
- He has had an ‘amazing recovery’ from injury, says his training partner.
- Peter Queally praised his dedication as he hopes to return to the cage in 2022
Conor McGregor has made an incredible recovery from the broken leg he suffered in July, reveals his training partner Peter Queally, who says the Irishman is ‘reaping the rewards’ of the hard work he’s putting in in the gym.
‘Notorious’ suffered an agonizing broken leg during his loss to Dustin Poirier in the summer, and the fight was called off following a doctor’s arrest, and McGregor is now working hard to recover and start his career after two losses.
The Bellator Queally fighter, a longtime sparring partner of McGregor, praised the Irishman’s progress, saying the progress he was making towards his comeback was “ not shocking ” due to the effort he had put in.
Conor McGregor (left) made an incredible recovery from breaking his leg, says his training partner Peter Queally (right)
The Irishman suffered the blow during his fight against Dustin Poirier in July, which ended in a medical strike.
“ It already looks amazing, ” he told Sky Sports. “ You’ve seen yourself in the videos of him hitting the pads and he’s recovered incredibly from what I understand.
‘It’s amazing. It’s not surprising because whatever you do, you do it squarely, and that’s no different than recovery. I’ve also recovered from some serious injuries in the past and it’s all about what you put into them.
“And he’s clearly put a lot into recovering from this and he’s reaping the rewards of that now, so I can definitely see him back and he’ll be back sometime next year.”
Queally, known as The Showstopper, who faces a clash with Patricky Pitbull for the lightweight title this week, said MMA was a test sport with many setbacks, but said persistence was key to prevailing.
Irishman insists the fight ‘was going my way’ as he seeks to return in 2022
‘The thing about MMA is you have to keep it up. I have a lot of friends at the gym who quit too soon. They had a few setbacks and got back on the horse and hit the road again, then they had another setback and then they gave up. I’ve had five or six critical setbacks in my career but I never gave up, that’s why I’m here. You just have to persevere and you will succeed. I think I am proof of it.
McGregor shared footage of his broken leg this week and claims it was broken ‘even before he stood up’ as he insists ‘the fight was going my way’ before the injury as it points to a I return in 2022.
‘Good angle,’ he wrote on Twitter, accompanied by the clip. ‘I can see that the leg was broken before I even got up. It broke even before the guillotine.
That is why I did it. Four clean shots here in this clip to close the fight before injury. This fight was going my way 100 percent. But congratulations guys hahaha you’re right. Rats
McGregor is optimistic about his return and ‘feels like he could kick right now’
‘I can see the weight in those kicks that I was eating here too. Which weren’t even the two strongest kicks I landed. Where was he going from the top of the open guard here?
Don’t you like kicks to the face? Elbows down through the crown? I do not like it? Hard shit, see you soon. ‘
Speaking to Adam Glyn in September, McGregor said he felt positive about his comeback and “felt like he could kick right now.”
“I feel like I could kick right now,” he said. Honestly, I feel like I could kick right now. But I just have to listen to the doctors and listen to the people who guided me, that’s what I have done so far.
‘I have committed to work. I am back on my feet. It feels so good to be back on my feet. ‘