Peter Queally says Conor McGregor has had 'an amazing recovery' from his broken leg

Peter Queally says Conor McGregor has had 'an amazing recovery' from his broken leg

IRISH UFC fighter Peter Queally has stated that his training partner Conor McGregor has made an 'amazing recovery' from his broken leg he suffered in July. Queally say's McGregor is reaping the rewards of his hard gym work. 

McGregor suffered the broken leg in his loss to Dustin Poirer last summer, with the fight being stopped due the doctors orders, McGregor is looking to bounce back into the octagon after two successive defeats to Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov

McGregor is feeling upbeat about his return and 'feels like he could kick right now'

Queally who fights in Bellator has been McGregor's training partner and praised the Dubliner's progress after breaking his leg. He said his comeback was 'not shocking' because of the effort he had put in. 

He looks amazing already,' he told Sky Sports. 'You've seen yourself the videos of him hitting pads and he's had an amazing recovery from what I understand. 

'It's amazing. It's not shocking because whatever he does, he does it full on and that's no different to a recovery. I've recovered from some serious injuries in the past as well and it's all about what you put into these. 

'And he's clearly put a lot into recovering from this and he's reaping the rewards from it now, so I can definitely see him back and he will be back at some stage next year.'

Known as The Showstopper Queally will face Patricky Pitbull for the lightweight title this week, said MMA had a lot of setbacks, but said persistence was key to doing well.

The thing with MMA is you have to stay at it. I have a lot of friends in the gym who quit too early. They had some setbacks and got back on the horse and got going again, then they had another set back and then they quit. I've had five or six critical setbacks in my career but I never quit, that's why I'm here. You just have to persevere, and you'll get there. I think I'm proof of that.

Dublin , Ireland - 23 February 2019; Peter Queally, right, in action against Myles Price (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

McGregor this week shared footage of his leg break and claims it was broken 'before he even stood up', as he insists 'the fight was going my way' prior to the injury as he targets a 2022 comeback. 

'Good angle,' he wrote on Twitter, accompanied by the clip. 'Can see the leg was broken before I even stood up. It was broken before the guillotine even. 

'It's why I went for it. Four shots to zero here in this clip to close the fight before the injury. This fight was going my way 100 percent. But big congrats lads hahaha yeah right. Rats.

Can see the weight in those upkicks he was eating here as well. Which weren't even the two heaviest upkicks I landed. Where was he going from open guard top here? 

'He doesn't like upkicks through the face? Elbows down through the crown? No like? Tough s**t, see ya soon.' 

Speaking to Adam Glyn in September, McGregor said he was feeling positive about his comeback and 'felt like he could kick right now'. 

'I feel like I could kick right now,' he said. 'I honestly feel like I could kick right now. But I've just got to listen to the doctors and listen to the people that guided me, that's what I've done so far.

'I've committed myself to the work. I'm back on my feet. It feels so good to be back on my feet.'