‘It wasn’t my time’ – UFC icon Conor McGregor crashed his bike in car at ‘full speed’ but explains how MMA experience saved his life
Conor McGregor was hit by a car while cycling down the road.
The UFC legend took to social media on Friday moments after a car drove through him “at full speed” and knocked him to the ground.
McGregor, who surprisingly emerged unscathed from the accident, credited his years of training in various martial arts with helping him avoid life-threatening injuries.
He wrote alongside a picture of his mangled bike: ‘I had a car hit from behind just now. A solar trap, the driver couldn’t see me. Full speed straight through me.
“Thank God it wasn’t my time. Thank you wrestling and judo too. Having an awareness on landing saved my life.
The 34-year-old also uploaded two videos of his interactions with the driver of the car who apologized following the incident and even drove the UFC superstar home.
“It’s alright mate. Don’t worry…I could have died there,” McGregor can be heard saying in the first video as the man apologizes and explains why he didn’t. not seen.
“Mystic Mac” asks to be taken home after telling the man, “That bike is screwed.”
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Of course, he gladly obliges, and McGregor continues to react to the incident by returning home and learning a bit about fellow traveler Nick Dooley.
McGregor said: “Nick is after hitting me with his car. We’ve got the bike in the back. It wasn’t our time, Nick, that’s all. God save you. We’re still here, God thanks, that’s all that matters.
The former two-weight UFC champion has only just fully recovered from the catastrophic leg injury he suffered at UFC 264 in July 2021.
McGregor has been striving to get back to full fitness since before his highly anticipated fight return which is expected to take place at some point in 2023.
The Irishman has previously claimed he will be looking to book an opponent in February after passing two mandatory doping tests in the United States.
Recently he was linked with a coaching role in ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, which takes six weeks to film and will almost certainly mean his comeback fight will be delayed.
Whatever happens, longtime McGregor coach John Kavanagh is 100% confident his star pupil will compete in 2023 and says he’s willing to bet his house on it.