Former UFC double champion Conor McGregor was hit by a car while cycling. In a shocking turn of events, McGregor took to Instagram to share that he had been struck by a vehicle while out cycling. In a series of posts, McGregor shared a picture and two videos of the scene, showing the extent of the damage to his bike and injuries.
“Got a bang of a car just now from behind,” McGregor exclaimed in a post on his Instagram. “A sun trap, the driver couldn’t see me. Full speed straight thru me. Thank you God, it wasn’t my time. Thank you wrestling and judo also. Having an awareness on the landing saved my life.” The post was accompanied by a picture and two videos showing the scene of the accident and the aftermath.
In the first video, taken seconds after the impact, McGregor appeared visibly shaken but reassured the driver, who had rushed to his aid, that he was “all good.” The second video, taken from inside the driver’s car, shows McGregor in good spirits as he films himself talking to the driver. Although McGregor seemed unfazed, the driver was clearly shaken by the incident. It’s easy to understand why, as hitting a cyclist is a traumatic experience, but even more so when that cyclist turns out to be a former UFC double champion.