Conor McGregor's career and recovery from a severe leg injury will be chronicled in a new four-part documentary series called "McGregor Forever," set to premiere on Netflix on May 17th.
Produced by Religion of Sports and directed by renowned documentarian Gotham Chopra, the series features a behind-the-scenes look at McGregor's journey. Chopra has previously helmed award-winning projects such as "Tom vs. Time" and "Shut Up and Dribble," which explored the intersection of sports, culture, and politics in the United States.
In a preview clip, McGregor is shown in his hospital bed after undergoing surgery to repair the damage caused by his broken leg during his fight against Dustin Poirier. Despite his progress, McGregor admits in the documentary that he had doubts about whether his career was over following the injury.
“I thought it was over as well,” McGregor said. “I thought it was over as well, that’s why I flipped into a different mode. It was the adrenaline as well and I know I would have came down but part of me was thinking, Jesus, imagine it was taken from me like that, I would be a different person and it was a bit scary, to be honest with you.
“But it’s McGregor forever. That’s it. It’s done. It’s McGregor forever and don’t you forget it.”
Each episode in the series will be one-hour long with behind-the-scenes footage from McGregor’s career as well as the aftermath from that broken leg as well as his rehabilitation.
“Conor is unlike anyone I’ve ever collaborated with,” Chopra said in a press release. “As one of his trainers described him, he’s an entirely unreasonable man and for that reason, he’s impossible not to watch and be fascinated by. Don’t look away, because I guarantee you, you will definitely miss something inexplicably wild.”
Chopra, Ameeth Sankaran, Giselle Parets, Audie Attar, Peter Berg, and Matt Goldberg serve as executive producers on the documentary, which will debut all parts on Netflix in May.