UFC chief Dana White was asked about a potential return for McGregor, and implied that it was certainly not at the forefront of his mind given the serious nature of the injury. Appearing on the Pat McAfee show, White said: “As far as I’m concerned, Conor is out for a year.
“The doctor said it will be nine months before he starts training again, we’re looking at it as a year.
“I’m not even thinking about it.”
In the wake of the defeat, McGregor has made various claims about his fitness and particularly the state of his leg before the fight even started. In a lengthy Instagram video, he looked to explain the situation.
McGregor said: “I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke?