Conor McGregor wants to use steel bar in leg as ‘WEAPON’ and ‘can’t wait to wrap it around UFC opponent’s neck’
CONOR MCGREGOR admits he’s “counting down” the seconds until he can kick his next opponent with the “steel bar” in his leg.
The Notorious had a titanium rod – also known as an intramedullary nail – placed in his left leg days after breaking it during his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July.
McGregor, 33, has made great strides in his recovery and is relishing the opportunity to use his upgraded gear.
During an impromptu question-and-answer session on Twitter, he tweeted, “I can’t wait to wrap this steel bar in my leg around the neck of a future opponent!
“I’m counting the seconds until I can throw this weapon.”
The UFC poster aims for a return to sparring in April and plans to return to the cage once he is cleared to fight his training partners.
He tweeted: “As soon as I’m cleared to train I’ll be right back.”
The Irishman later added: “I’ll be a full mixed martial arts fight by April. Easily!
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“By then, a comeback will be imminent. But I have to be patient. I’ll beat this!”
In October, McGregor’s manager revealed to SunSport that the Dubliner’s takeover is going better than expected.
Paradigm Sports Management Director Audie Attar said, “He’s ahead of schedule.
“We not only just got our x-ray results [back], [we got] our ultrasound and computed tomography results.
“And when I look at the x-ray sight myself, it heals so well.
“He only has 10½ weeks of surgery and he is walking.
“And he actually does stuff that we don’t want him to do like pitch the first pitch at the Cubs game.”
And Mystic Mac has informed his legion of fans that he’ll be ready to rock and roll once his shin has fully healed.
He said: “The fibula is completely healed. The medial side of the tibia is also developing a nice callus.
“It’s just patience now for it to form through the bone to the lateral side of the tibia where the biggest break has occurred.
“It’s getting there. Patience will win this race for me!”
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