Conor McGregor Shares Sorrow About Death: ‘So Heartbroken’

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Getty Conor McGregor sits on the mat after injuring his leg at UFC 264 in July 2021.

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor is dealing with heartbreak, sharing his sorrow on social media Wednesday afternoon.

The Irishman took to Instagram on October 20, 2021, writing that his dog Hugo had passed away. Calling Hugo his “closest companion,” “Notorious” shared that his dog was with him from “sleeping on a bed frame without a mattress” to living the luxurious life that McGregor has built for himself and his family.

McGregor wrote:

So heart broken to say my dog Hugo has passed away. He was with me all the way, my closest companion. From sleeping on a bed frame without a mattress to everything else that came after. Thank you for all the work put in alongside me to get this life correct for our family. All the love and cuddles we will miss forever and ever our Hugo! Gutted RIP the best boy Hugo McGregor.

See Notorious’ Instagram post with pictures of Hugo below:

McGregor also shared a video of Hugo, writing: “We got there in the end my boy.”

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McGregor Is Currently Rehabbing a Broken Leg He Sustained in July 2021

Notorious entered the Octagon in July 2021 with one mission in mind, to win the trilogy against No. 1-ranked UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier. McGregor and Poirier met in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prior to the contest, both fighters were 1-1 against the other with McGregor winning their first fight by first-round TKO and “The Diamond” winning the second by second-round TKO.

A lot was on the line for both fighters at UFC 264, specifically bragging rights and a presumed 155-pound title shot.

Well, the fight didn’t go McGregor’s way. He broke his shin near the end of the opening round. Poirier was declared the winner by doctor’s stoppage and is now set to compete for the lightweight belt against champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on December 11, 2021.

The Irishman received surgery on his leg the next day and is in the process of rehabilitating it.

And McGregor has made it clear that he plans on fighting again once he’s back to 100-percent health.

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