MMA's Conor McGregor Says He "Could've Been Dead" After His Bike Gets Hit By Car

MMA Fighter Conor McGregor shared the aftermath of being struck by a car while riding his bike in Ireland on Instagram: "Having an awareness on the landing saved my life." Read on for more.

By Alexandra Bellusci Jan 27, 2023 9:12 PMTags
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Conor McGregor is feeling grateful to be alive after a biking accident.

The MMA fighter revealed on social media that he was recently hit by a car while riding his bike in Ireland.

"Got a bang of a car just now from behind," he wrote on Instagram Jan. 27 alongside a snapshot of his green bicycle lying on the pavement and an up-close video of the scene. "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."

In a follow up post, featuring video of Conor talking to the driver after the accident, the athlete is heard saying, "I could have been dead there," as the driver of the car apologizes profusely. Conor then thanked God, saying, "It's not my time."

As for injuries, the 34-year-old showed the ripped backside of pants but no other bodily harm, before the other driver offers to give Conor and his bike a ride, to which the UFC star accepts.

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"I'm still here," Conor said before ending the video. "Thank god. That's all that matters."

One day prior to the accident, Conor took to Instagram to reveal a very different kind of news, sharing he had been offered by the UFC to return as a coach on the reality series, The Ultimate Fighter. He previously led his team to victory as a coach in 2015 against Urijah Faber's team.

"This is a snap from the original ultimate fighter house," he wrote alongside a candid shot of himself shirtless in the gym Jan. 26. "Here I coached vs urijah faber. This photo was just before the show tho. It was right before I won my first world title beating urijah team mate chad mendes around."

He added that after that after reaching that major career milestone in 2015, he went straight to coaching the "famous fight show" for season 22, noting, "With a big black eye and a gash, my tricolor, and my new and first ever ufc gold belt, I waltzed into the notorious fight gym in Las Vegas. The slickest suits and shouts the show had ever seen before."


Conor reflected on reaching success with that team, and having the chance to do it again.

"Crazy," he continued. "Some journey. I have just been offered to coach this role again. I like it. It is full immersion which is needed. I see fighters lining up. I know whats ahead I been ready motherf--kers. #StayReady."

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