According to a recent UFC Tonight episode, it seems Conor McGregor suffered a fairly serious knee injury during his UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Max Holloway. Despite winning via a unanimous decision on Saturday, McGregor will need to undergo an MRI before he’ll be able to head back into the octagon.
“I injured my knee halfway through the second. I just can’t get it out of my head, but looking back I should have just pulled my knee from my leg and hit him with it,” he said. “I heard a big pop and I let out a scream mid-round, but I passed into side control with it. When we stood back up I was unsteady on it.”
He attended the post-fight press conference with a heavily bandaged knee, and was subsequently diagnosed with a sprain of his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) by UFC doctors. He’s hopeful that he won’t need surgery, but will need to get an MRI before anything is certain.
Injury or not, McGregor wants to get back to fighting as soon as possible, and is looking for a spot on the UFC 168 card. The event is set to take place in December in Las Vegas, Nevada. He doesn’t have an opponent lined up yet, but McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has stated that Diego Brandao would be a good match up.
Brandao also fought on the recent Fight Night card, defeating Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision.
Conor McGregor is currently on a ten fight winning streak, and holds a 14-2 overall record.