Conor McGregor involved in nasty bike accident, he's shared footage from the scene
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Conor McGregor says he is 'lucky to be alive' and thanked god after being involved in a nasty bike accident on Friday.
The 34-year-old MMA fighter was cycling along a narrow two-way road when the incident took place near his home in Dublin, Ireland.
After being knocked off his bike by a car going at "full" speed, he posted a video from the scene on his Instagram page.
He captioned the post: "Got a bang of a car just now from behind. A sun trap, the driver couldn’t see me. Full speed straight thru me."
McGregor added: "Thank you God, it wasn’t my time. Thank you wrestling and judo also. Having an awareness on the landing saved my life."
McGregor, who emerged from the accident with minimal injuries, reacted to being knocked off his bike, saying: "All good mate, don't worry about it."
After the man involved apologised, McGregor added: "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 former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion then accepted a lift home from the man, who also offered to bring the mangled bike back.
As he sat in the front seat of the car, McGregor said: "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."
Earlier this week, the Crumlin-born former champion claimed he has been offered the chance to be a coach on The Ultimate Fighter television series.
Back in 2015, a fresh-faced McGregor starred as a coach in 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber' reality TV series.
It was one of the best seasons the show has ever produced. From the relentless trash-talk between the coaches to the exciting fights inside the octagon, it'll definitely go down as one of the most memorable rivalries in TUF history.
And ever since that series aired, fans have been calling for McGregor to return – and they could soon get their wish
He recently took to Instagram, saying: "This is a snap from the original Ultimate Fighter house where 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's team-mate Chad Mendes around.
"I then went on to coach the famous fight show straight after the fight.
"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 shirts the show had ever seen before. On top of the silverware. And I coached my team to victory. Crazy. 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 what's ahead. I been ready, motherf**kers."