Conor McGregor revealed he had “many stress fractures” in his left leg going into last weekend’s MMA fight against Dustin Poirier — the same leg that fractured in the final seconds of the first round.McGregor (22-6) was defeated by Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on Saturday. Due to a doctor’s stoppage, the official outcome was a TKO loss at the end of the first round. As he stepped backward after throwing a punch at the end of the round, McGregor’s lower left leg shattered.McGregor stated in a video released to social media on Thursday that his leg was already compromised heading into the fight.
Many people have hypothesized about when the injuries occurred in recent days. Poirier, who moved to 2-1 against McGregor, believes McGregor damaged his leg earlier in the fight when he threw a kick. As soon as McGregor landed the kick, Poirier pointed to the leg. McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, said earlier this week that McGregor entered the bout with a damaged ankle.
“I was injured going into the fight,” McGregor said via Instagram. “People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. [Jeff] Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the thing out.””So, something like this happened, [I am] getting exactly what I needed, and what I needed was a titanium shin bone. Now, I have a titanium rod from my knee to the ankle, and the doctor says it’s unbreakable.”
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