UFC star Conor McGregor is continuing his rehabilitation from a broken leg He is targeting an April return to sparring and has been talking up his comeback McGregor claimed he wanted to use the steel bar in his leg as a 'weapon'
Conor McGregor has sent a chilling warning to his next opponent, admitting his wants to use the steel bar that has been inserted into his leg as a ‘weapon’ when he returns to the cage.
The Irishman is plotting his comeback after breaking his leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July and has teased an April date to start sparring again, hyping up fans on social media this week.
The 33-year-old is making steady progress from his injury that saw him rack up his third straight defeat but is confident of his chances when he makes his recovery – claiming he will fight for the UFC lightweight title next – and has told his followers on Twitter that he believes he has a secret weapon on his side.
Conor McGregor claimed he would use the steel bar inserted into his leg to hurt an opponent
The titanium rod was inserted into his leg after breaking it during his defeat to Poirier in July
I cannot wait to wrap this steel bar in my leg across the neck of a future opponent! I am counting down by the seconds until I get to launch this weapon. https://t.co/P9d7S6CBeY
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 27, 2021
During a Q&A with fans, McGregor was asked if he was scared he may break his leg again, but he defiantly responded: ‘I cannot wait to wrap this steel bar in my leg across the neck of a future opponent!
‘I am counting down by the seconds until I get to launch this weapon.’
He also assured his supporters that his career would eventually get back on track, revealing he would be back in sparring by April after ‘beating’ his injury.
‘I will be full mixed martial arts sparring by April. Easily! By then a return will be imminent. But I must be patient. I will beat this!’
McGregor has pledged a comeback next spring and thinks he will fight for the title
McGregor insisted he would not be rushing his return to fighting, instead taking a a patient approach to ensure he gets back to full fitness.
‘The fibula is fully healed. The medial side of the tibia is developing nice callous also,’ wrote McGregor.
‘It is just patience now for it to form down through the bone to the lateral side of the tibia where the larger break occurred. It’s getting there. Patience will win this race for me!’