Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the weekend, you’ll have seen that Conor McGregor lost his most recent bout at UFC 264 via TKO (or a doctors stoppage) due to a broken leg. Since then, many media members, fighters and celebrities alike have had their say on the matter, but now it’s time for the man himself to break silence on the matter.
Taking to Instagram, Conor McGregor updated fans and made a number of large claims that he entered the bout with a broken leg.
Conor McGregor Updates Fans on Injury
‘I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew, I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.’
‘There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads and I would kick the knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle and then I have trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of f*cking fighting all the time. And I also was rapping me ankle every training session.’
He claimed that as a result of injuries suffered in camp, he had to adapt his training in order to not aggravate the injury itself. Claiming that he was doing a lot of work off his back (although this wasn’t exactly shown in the fight itself), Conor McGregor put to fans that:
‘I used to just train on me back and that’s how I developed those ground-and-pound shots from the back. That’s why Dustin backed away from me when he was on top of me and I was landing the upkicks and the elbows. It’s a horrible place to be in when you’re against someone like me.
It takes so much effort to try and land shots from your top position and while you’re trying to do that and you’re losing your energy and you’re getting lumped at with downward elbows and vicious upkicks. It was a skill I developed because I had the damaged leg and I had to adjust me training.’
McGregor continued to say: ‘I needed to get treatment on my leg. I needed to get treatment on the ankle and I needed to get treatment on my shin bone and I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this has happened. So something like this has happened, I’m going in and getting exactly what I needed and what I needed was a titanium shin bone. So now I’ve got a titanium rod down the knee, from the knee to me ankle and the doctor said it’s unbreakable.’
‘Then I’ll start playing with the balance, learning how to stand on it again,” McGregor continued. “Learning how to balance on the single leg again. Then I’ll build the strength. Then I’ve got an unbreakable titanium leg. I was talking to my physical therapist who was with Arnold Schwarzenegger and I was like, ‘I’m like Arnie in Terminator two”.
Classic Conor McGregor.
‘I know there’s gonna be ups and downs on this journey that I’m gonna be on and I’m aware of them now and I’m just a bit more happy and bit more accepting of it. I’m motivated to keep going.’
UFC 264 Fallout
Two of the MMASucka crew had their say on the fallout of UFC 264, Conor McGregor and what could be next for ‘The Notorious’. You can check out the latest MMASucka podcast below.
At no point during his Instagram post did Conor McGregor address the post fight interview, the post fight interview about Dustin Poirier or his family or any of the vulgar comments he made.
We also have to ask the questions why the UFC doctors allowed McGregor to compete with stress fractures, but there you go.
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