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McGregor Tweets After Ankle Surgery: “I Feel Tremendous”

Conor McGregor tweeted after undergoing surgery for a broken leg, saying he felt “tremendous.”

During his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, McGregor broke his left leg after stumbling backward and trapping his foot under himself.

Medical personnel stopped the bout at the end of the first round to assist McGregor when he suffered the gruesome lower leg injury.

Subsequently, he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where he underwent surgery.

Sources told TMZ that surgeons inserted an intramedullary rod into his tibia and a small plate with screws attached to the fibula.

The surgery went “very well,” and the prognosis for McGregor looks promising, the sources added.

Dr. Ellatrache, head of Sports Trauma at Cedars, and orthopedic trauma surgeon Milton Little were in charge of the surgical procedure.

The Irish mixed martial artist is expected to remain in the hospital through Tuesday or Wednesday, TMZ reported.

After his successful 3.5-hour surgery, McGregor said through a video posted on social media: “Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan, everything went perfect and I’m feeling tremendous. We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back.”

“A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you’ve done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all,” he added.

His defeat to Dustin Poirier and his injury’s severity has raised questions about his future in the demanding sport.

However, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White said there would be more fights on the table when McGregor is fit and ready to fight again.

Conor McGregor became the world’s highest-paid athlete, topping the Forbes list of the industry’s personalities.

He is a skilled MMA fighter, but his business acumen has allowed him to earn millions in the past year.

According to Forbes, Conor earned “only” $22 million per fight in the last 12 months. The rest of his earnings, 158 million, came from other businesses and deals.

Much of his windfall comes from the sale of his majority stake in the whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits, Forbes added.

Moreover, he signed several new products endorsements, including DraftKings, the video game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes, and the lifestyle brand Roots of Fight.

The agreements, added to an existing one with Monster Energy, left him millionaire profits.