Conor McGregor says he injured left hand from training too hard

The left hand that’s felled many a Conor McGregor opponent is now comfortably immobilized.

The former UFC two-division champion posted a photo on Instagram with his power hand wrapped in what appears to be a cast. According to McGregor, who didn’t reveal any specific details, it’s just what happens when you’re training and sparring hard.

He might be retired, but he’s still working.

“I will always push it to the limits,” McGregor wrote. “This comes off and I push on!”

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Intense training and sparring sessions, I will always push it to the limits. This comes off and I push on! The Proper Don! Nothing will stop me.

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Toward what is anyone’s guess. Few in McGregor’s inner circle believe his absence is anything but planned. With the right contract and the right opponent, a return to the octagon is inevitable.

McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) recently indicated he wants another crack at UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, not to mention he wouldn’t mind another go at Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. Both opponents were the catalysts for improvements he believes will make him the victor next time out.

As for the UFC lightweight division, things roll on with Nurmagomedov expected to face Dustin Poirier in a September title unifier at UFC 242. Donald Cerrone and ex-interim champ Tony Ferguson face off at UFC 238 next month.

McGregor’s star status makes him a perennial contender, but so far meetings with the UFC have yet to produce any headway. And so the Irish star continues to sharpen his iron.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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