Joe Rogan believes Conor McGregor could become the first fighter to successfully return from a horrific leg break but raised his concerns ahead of the Irishman’s comeback.
McGregor last fought in the Octagon in July 2021 where he brutally broke his leg against Dustin Poirier.
Ex two-division #UFC champ Conor McGregor has dropped a trailer for his Netflix documentary ‘McGregor Forever’.
It will drop on May 17.
In the trailer, he admits he thought his career was “over” after he broke his leg in his trilogy with Dustin Poirier.
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) April 25, 2023
Legendary UFC commentator Joe Rogan has shared his thoughts on McGregor ahead of his eagerly anticipated return next year.
On his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan said: “If it wasn’t for his leg snap, he’s still in the prime of his career.
“But that leg snap is a real problem. I mean, if he does, he’ll be the first.
“And if anybody does, maybe he can do it.”
“If anybody can do it, maybe it’s him because he snapped his leg in the prime of his career. Anderson was a little older.”
“I believe he was 36 or 37 when he snapped his leg. Chris Weidman was a little older.”
“It’s a hard one to come back from. Nobody really comes back from that one.
“You have to have plates, and also, you’ve got to think the differences… you’re kicking, you’re taking kicks.
“Guys are going to kick you in that shin for sure. They’re going to kick you in your calf.
“(You’ll have) nerve damage…all the above. I don’t know the extent of how much damage was done, but it’s been two years.”
Rogan also raised concerns over the Notorious’ hunger for the sport. He continued:
“It’s that famous Marvin Hagler quote: “It’s hard to get out of bed and run in the cold when you’re sleeping in silk sheets.
“When you’re the champ and you’re rich as f**k like he is, he doesn’t have to do nothing forever.
“He’s got generational wealth, but he’s still in the prime of his athletic career.”
It is believed that McGregor will face Michael Chandler in his return and that the bout will happen in the early part of 2024. Do you fancy his chances? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.