Conor McGregor is aiming for a spring 2014 return inside the Octagon, after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL. He’s following the same method Georges St-Pierre took and continues to put the featherweight division on notice.
“I’m following the identical route that GSP took,” said McGregor on The MMA Hour. “Same surgeon, same everything, same rehab. And [GSP] was 10 months and the doctor, the surgeon recommended he could’ve come back earlier. My physician thinks I’ll be back full training in six months.”
The Irish born fighter came to the UFC from Cage Warriors, where he held gold in two divisions. He’s 2-0 for the UFC, getting a decision over Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26 in August. The injury occurred during that fight.
St-Pierre was out for 18 months with his torn ACL. Since returning, he’s taken two decision wins. He returns at UFC 167 on November 16 opposite Johny Hendricks. It’s from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.