Conor McGregor released from hospital after surgery on broken leg as Dana White confirms UFC star will be out for YEAR
CONOR MCGREGOR has been released from hospital just days after surgery on his broken leg.
The MMA superstar shattered his left leg last weekend in his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, which he lost via first-round TKO.
McGregor, 32, underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles last Sunday but was given the all-clear to leave on Wednesday.
UFC president Dana White told TMZ: "I think they just released him right now from the hospital about 10, 15 minutes ago.
"He'll be in LA for a little while. I don't know if he's gonna fly home, or what he's gonna do."
The UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion was under the knife for three-and-a-half hours as doctors placed an intramedullary rod in his tibia and a plate with screws to his fibula.
White is expecting The Notorious to be back inside the octagon in July 2022.
The veteran promoter added: "He'll be back in a year."
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McGregor's horrific injury saw him join a small club of UFC fighters to break a leg inside the octagon.
The Irishman is set to be on crutches for the next six weeks before he begins rehab.
In a video on Twitter, he said: "I want to thank all the fans around the world for your messages of support.
"I hope you all enjoyed the show.
"I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena. 21,800 in attendance. The place was absolutely electric.
"It was a hell of a first round, it would've been nice to get into that second round to see what's what.
"But it is what it is. That's the nature of the business, a clean break on the tibia and it wasn't not to be.
"Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you've done nothing in there.
"That second round would've shown all. Onwards and upwards we go, team
"We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back, and we come back better than ever."
McGregor is hellbent on having a fourth fight with Poirier, saying in his post-fight interview: "I was boxing the bleedin' head off him, kicking the bleedin' leg off him.
"Usual s***e, dive to close the distance. This is not over. I have to take this outside with him, it's on."
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