HomeFeaturedConor McGregor Out For 10 Months With Torn ACL Dave Reid August 23, 2013 Featured, UFC, UK MMA Photo Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Only yesterday Conor McGregor (14-2, pictured) was talking about returning to action as soon as possible and even appearing on the Manchester Fight Night card in October. However, after undergoing an MRI scan, it would seem that the fighting Irishman is going to be out of action for a little longer than first expected. Initially UFC doctors had diagnosed an injury, suffered in his UFC Fight Night 26 bout with Max Holloway (7-3), as a sprained knee, but following yesterday’s scan it was revealed that McGregor has torn his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). The news was confirmed on ‘Fox Sports Live’ by UFC President Dana White, who also added that the Irish featherweight has suffered a MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) strain & posterior horn meniscal tear. The end result is that McGregor will require surgery and will be out of action for approximately ten months. The news was reaffirmed by Fox Sports Live via Twitter. BREAKING – @UFC‘s Conor McGregor’s MRI results: complete ACL tear, MCL strain & posterior horn meniscal tear. Surgery needed, out 9-10 mos. — FOXSportsLive (@FOXSportsLive) August 23, 2013 The news will come as a blow for the UFC with McGregor already generating a great deal of publicity in his early career. It also goes to show just how tough the kid is, considering he saw out the fight with Holloway with little difficulty and was ready to jump back in to action at the earliest opportunity. McGregor remained in good spirits following the injury blow, suggesting he is celebrating adversity and that the rest of the featherweight division are safe… for now. I celebrate adversity. Congratulations. Your favourite fighter is safe. For 10 months. #AintNothing I’ll do it on my back. EASY!!!! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 23, 2013 UFC officials have announced that they will take a show to Ireland, McGregor’s home, in the third quarter of next year. Depending on exactly when the date falls, it’s likely that this will now be his next appearance inside the octagon, once he has recovered from the injury. No doubt he would receive a tremendous reception in front of his home fans and with the UFC almost certain to want to put him on the card, it’s unlikely, given his recovery diagnosis, that he would be able to fit a fight in before then. We wish Conor all the best in his recovery. Related Posts: Video: Conor McGregor On The Late Late… Conor McGregor Staying Positive Ahead Of Video: Conor McGregor Media Scrum Travis Browne Out Indefinitely Following Conor McGregor Ponders A UFC Return At… Conor McGregor Talks To Kenny Florian… Conor McGregor vs Marcus Brimage – Conor McGregor Diagnosed With Sprained…Share this: Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name Email Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.