It will be some time before the UFC’s resident Irishman returns to the Octagon.
UFC President Dana White announced Thursday night on Fox Sports Live that McGregor suffered an ACL tear in his most recent fight that will keep him on the shelf for around 10 months.
Following his victory over Max Holloway this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 26, McGregor revealed that he heard his knee pop in the second round of his unanimous decision win. Though the fighter hoped the injury was a minor one, it now appears that “Notorious” will be sidelined for much longer than initially expected. In addition to McGregor’s torn ACL, White also revealed that the Irishman suffered a strain to his medial collateral ligament and a meniscal tear.
Known for his sharp boxing technique and combination punching, McGregor has not lost since November 2010, rattling off eight straight wins en route to capturing the Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight titles. The 25-year-old then made a successful UFC foray against “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Marcus Brimage, knocking out “The Bama Beast” in just 67 seconds this past April before going the distance for the first time in his career against Holloway.