#1 Conor McGregor Escapes Serious Injury in Bicycle Accident: ‘I Could’ve Been Dead
Conor McGregor hit by vehicle while riding bike
Conor McGregor, the former two-division UFC champion, avoided serious injury on Friday after being hit by a vehicle while riding his road bike. McGregor took to Instagram to share footage of the aftermath of the collision. In the video, McGregor can be seen out of breath and sounding panicked, as he posted a video of his damaged bicycle in the middle of the road, with broken pieces scattered.
McGregor shares footage of aftermath on Instagram
Conor McGregor said he was hit from behind after the “driver couldn’t see me” due to the glare of the sun coming around a corner. However, after contact was able to protect himself as he hit the ground. “Mate that’s nasty,” McGregor said in the video. “I could’ve been dead there, mate. … Lucky to get away with me life there, boys.”
McGregor avoids serious injury and does not press charges
The driver of the vehicle, Nick, was clearly shaken by the encounter, as well. He said in the video that he “couldn’t see a thing” and was “so sorry” to McGregor, who brushed off the situation and made it sound as though he has no intention of pressing charges. Conor McGregor simply asked the driver to put his damaged bicycle in the trunk of the vehicle and give him a ride home, which he obliged to.
McGregor targeting return to competition
McGregor, who hasn’t competed since a July 2021 loss to Dustin Poirier where he suffered a broken leg, is targeting a return to competition this year. In recent days, McGregor has been teasing a coaching stint on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, and longtime rival Tony Ferguson claims he’s been offered a coaching spot opposite the Irishman.
The accident comes just days after McGregor was announced as a co-star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a remake of the 1989 film “Road House.” Additionally, McGregor said the UFC asked him to coach in its upcoming season of the reality series “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Investigation into allegations of assault on yacht
However, this week also brought news of an investigation into McGregor for allegations of physically assaulting a woman on his yacht last summer. McGregor has denied the allegations.
McGregor remains in good spirits and grateful for support
Despite the recent legal issues and the bike accident, McGregor seems to be in good spirits and is grateful to have avoided serious injury. He has made it clear that he will not press charges against the driver and is grateful for the support he received after the accident. The MMA fighter appears determined to continue with his career and is looking forward to his return to the UFC.
Reminder to always be aware of surroundings and wear protective gear.
In conclusion, Conor McGregor had a brush with death as he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike. However, he was able to walk away from the accident relatively unharmed. The incident serves as a reminder to all of us to always be aware of our surroundings and to always wear protective gear when engaging in outdoor activities. Despite the recent legal issues, McGregor is focusing on his return to competition and is grateful for the support he received after the accident.
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