After defeating Chad Mendes for the interim UFC featherweight championship at UFC 189, it was revealed by McGregor and his coach that he had a knee injury that prevented him from kicking for a portion of his training camp.
While no further details were given, McGregor has now revealed that he tore almost all of his ACL.
During a Q&A with fans in Dublin McGregor explained the extent of the injury.
“Fourteen weeks before the fight I tore 80 percent of my ACL.”
I had a lot of experience coming back from that injury. I was aware of my body, I was aware of my balance. I had a good team around me. I trusted everyone that was there. That’s how I perform.”
“So, once again, I had a lot of adversity to overcome,” McGregor continued. “But honestly, I went into that fight and I beat Chad on one leg. After going through that adversity I feel like I have gained three new legs.”
The injury did not require surgery, and McGregor will fight Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on December 12th.