UFC star Conor McGregor pictured for the first time since undergoing surgery on cruel leg injury

UFC star Conor McGregor pictured for the first time since undergoing surgery on cruel leg injury

Conor McGregor was pictured in public for the first time in Los Angeles on Wednesday after successfully undergoing surgery this week to repair several fractures in his leg that were sustained during his first lap loss against Dustin Poirier over the weekend.

That UFC the superstar was pictured sipping on what appeared to be a Modelo when he returned to his hotel after being released from the hospital after a 3-hour operation to repair fractures in his fibula and tibia.

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McGregor was released Wednesday on his 33rd birthday. He is seen here enjoying what appears to be a cold Cerveza as he returns to his hotel. (BACKGRID USA)

The photos, released Thursday, show the Irishman being helped out of the car and into a wheelchair.

* EXCLUSIVE * - Conor McGregor is seen for the first time since surgery to repair his broken leg after devastating injury in his first round of TKO losses to Dustin Poirier on Saturday.  (BACKGRID USA)

* EXCLUSIVE * – Conor McGregor is seen for the first time since surgery to repair his broken leg after devastating injury in his first round of TKO losses to Dustin Poirier on Saturday. (BACKGRID USA)

McGregor was taken out of the cage on a stretcher at the end of the first round after injuring his leg against Poirier in UFC 264 Saturday night. Poirier was awarded a technical knockout via a medical stop due to the gruesome leg snap that appeared to break just above his ankle.

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McGregor has been active on social media in the days since the match, recently claiming he was already injured on his way into the highly anticipated rematch.

“I was injured during the fight. People asked me, ‘when was the leg broken?’ ‘At what point did the leg break?’ “Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson – the UFC’s chief physician. I had a stress fracture in my leg that went into the cage. It was discussed about pulling the thing ou,” he said in an Instagram video.

McGregor said he will be on crutches for at least six weeks before he can begin “building back.” He has promised to come back.

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UFC President Dana White has suggested that the duo may possibly return for a fourth fight.

“The fight was not over,” White said via MMA junkie. “You can’t have a fight that ends that way. We’ll see how it all plays out. Who knows how long Conor is out, so Poirier will do his thing until Conor is ready.”

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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