When Conor McGregor won the interim featherweight title at UFC 189 by defeating Chad Mendes late in the second round, the Irishman was fighting with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
During a recent Q&A in Ireland, as reported by ESPN, the 27-year-old revealed that he entered the bout with a significant knee injury.
“Fourteen weeks before the fight I tore 80 percent of my ACL,” McGregor said. “I could barely walk. I could barely kick.
“But I have a lot of experience coming back from that injury. I was aware of my body and I was aware of my balance. I have a good team around me and I trusted everyone that was there. That’s how I performed. I train with people that I am safe with and that would allow me to get to that fight. I had a lot of adversity to overcome but honestly, I went into that fight and beat Chad on one leg and now that I have gone through that adversity, I feel I have gained three new legs.”
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