It’s been a busy week for the UFC’s biggest star. Reports surfaced Tuesday that police in Spain were reopening an investigation into an assault allegation against Conor McGregor. On Thursday, the ‘infamous’ SBG talent revealed he was in talks with the UFC over a coaching job for the upcoming season of Ultimate Fighter (with rumors Tony Ferguson would be in charge of the opposing team). He was apparently hit by a car on Friday.
“Have a blast from [sic] just a car from behind,” McGregor announced in a now-deleted Instagram post. “A sun trap, the driver couldn’t see me. full throttle through me Thank god it wasn’t my time. Thank you wrestling and judo too. Having awareness on landing saved my life.”
“It’s fine, buddy, it’s fine. Don’t worry,” McGregor was heard telling the driver of the car in video taken at the time of the incident. “Buddy, that’s – no, I could have been dead. Appearance!”
“What is your name, my husband?” McGregor asked as he and his bike were wheeled back to his house. “Nick just hit me with his car. We have the bike behind.”
The UFC has yet to make a formal announcement about McGregor’s return to active competition after more than a year and a half away from MMA – he’s been spending rehabilitation of a broken leg as well as the role in an upcoming Road House reboot with Jake Gyllenhaal. However, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh recently stated that he would bet the house on the former two-division champion fighting in the Octagon in 2023.