McGregor wants celebrity wheelchair boxing match as he recovers from leg break

Conor McGregor has joked that he wants to take part in a celebrity wheelchair boxing match after breaking his leg in Saturday's trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier, says trainer John Kavanagh.

McGregor snapped his tibia bone during his clash with Poirier at UFC 264 over the weekend, meaning he slumped to his third defeat in four fights.

The Irishman has since undergone surgery on the gruesome injury and reassured fans that he is already feeling "tremendous".

He will now spend a number of weeks recovering from the break, but coach Kavanagh has revealed that McGregor could take part in a wheelchair boxing match against comedian and impressionist Al Foran.

"Conor had volunteered to be the co-main event where he was gonna box, there's a guy called Al Foran who is an impressionist," Kavanagh told the UFC's Laura Sanko.

"You might have seen him do some of Conor's impressions. So Conor's gonna fight Conor in the co-main event, which I thought was quite funny, he was accepting his first ever co-main slot.

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"He's been main-event for a couple years now. But anyway in the heat of all this he just turned and went, 'You know, I'm gonna do the wheelchair boxing fight now'.

"Because, he's off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that."

McGregor underwent a three-hour operation to repair his snapped tibia after being rushed to hospital on Saturday night.

After completing the surgery, he posted a video message on social media to provide fans with an update on the sickening injury.

"I want to thank all the fans around the world for your messages of support. I hope you enjoyed the show," he said.

"I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the arena, the place was absolutely electric.

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"It was a hell of a first round, it would've been nice to get into the second round then see what's what.

"But that's the nature of the business, a clean break on the tibia and it wasn't meant to be."

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