Conor McGregor thankful for judo following nasty bicycling accident

After suffering through a bad bike accident on Friday, Conor McGregor said he is “lucky to be alive.”

The event happened close to the 34-year-old  home in Dublin, Ireland. He was riding his bicycle through a narrow two-way street.

He uploaded a video  after a vehicle knocked him off his bike as it was travelling at “full” speed.

McGregor said in the caption: “Got a bang of a car just now from behind. A sun trap, the driver couldn’t see me. Full speed straight thru me.”

He added: “Thank you God, it wasn’t my time. Thank you wrestling and judo also. Having an awareness on the landing saved my life.”

After being pushed off his bike, McGregor survived the accident with just minor injuries from the collision. He said: “All good mate, don’t worry about it.”

The man in the vehicle apologized to McGregor. He then replied: “I could have been dead there. Jesus Christ I got away with my life there, boys. I don’t give a bollocks mate. All good, all good. Safe travels, god bless brother.”

The guy then volunteered to drive McGregor back, along with bringing the damaged bike.

“We’ve got the bike in the back, it wasn’t our time, that’s all. God bless, and we’re f***in’ still here, thank God. That’s all that matters,” McGregor said as he sat in the front seat of the vehicle.

McGregor shared the image of his scraped bum to boot.

The former champion claimed earlier this week that he had received an opportunity to serve as a coach on the television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. In the reality TV series in 2015, a young Conor McGregor played the role of a coach.

The season was among the best the program has ever produced. It will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most memorable rivalries in TUF history due to the constant trash-talking between the coaches and the thrilling fights inside the cage.

Fans have been pleading for McGregor to return ever since that series aired, and they may soon get their way.

Henry Cejudo was quick to troll McGregor about the ordeal:

“Glad you are ok. Heard you were on a bike because you ran out of gas”

Cejudo accompanied the tweet with a whimsical edit of McGregor riding a bike.