Conor McGregor has been released from the hospital.
The UFC star was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as he recovers from a 3.5-hour surgery to repair his broken leg. McGregor underwent the surgery on Sunday, hours after breaking his tibia and fibula in the UFC 264 main event against Dustin Poirier.
The release came on McGregor’s 33rd birthday.
UFC president Dana White spoke to TMZ Sports minutes after McGregor’s release and said that the former two-division champion will return to the Octagon in a year.
“He’ll be back in a year,” White said. “He’ll be in L.A. for a little while. I don’t know if he’s gonna fly home, or what he’s gonna do.”
The surgery was conducted by Dr. Neal El Atrache, head of Sports Trauma, and trauma orthopedic surgeon Milton Little. McGregor had an intramedullary rod inserted in the tibia, with a plate and screws to attach his fibula.
With the second consecutive loss to Poirier, McGregor dropped to 3-4 since beating Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship in 2016. McGregor has won just one fight in the past five years and is just 1-4 in the UFC at 155-pounds.