The Conor McGregor hype wagon just blew a wheel out:

Popular featherweight Conor McGregor tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday night and is expected to be sidelined for at least nine months, UFC president Dana White said Thursday night.

White revealed the injury to “Fox Sports Live.” He also said McGregor suffered an MCL strain and posterior horn meniscus tear.

McGregor, who defeated Max Holloway by unanimous decision Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston, said during the postfight news conference that he injured his left knee in the second round during a scramble on the ground.

He believed the injury was minor, but results from an MRI taken Thursday revealed that the damage to McGregor’s knee was extensive.

Damn you, knee ligaments! They blow out all the time and take fucking forever to heal. Can we not just agree to cut fighters in half and make them fight in robotic chariots? My 10 year old nephew has preliminary sketches on his binder and I think we could all take a little inspiration from him.