Conor McGregor misplaced to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on Saturday night time after he suffered a damaged leg, and the previous champion now says he was already injured going into the struggle.
In an Instagram stay video on Thursday, McGregor revealed that he had stress fractures in his left leg previous to his struggle in opposition to Poirier. He mentioned the damage was the results of sparring with out shin pads. He additionally mentioned he has had issues along with his left ankle for years, so all of his earlier accidents contributed to his leg giving out.
“Persons are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what level did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask (the UFC head physician) — I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage,” McGregor mentioned. “I used to be sparring with out shin pads and I kicked the knee just a few instances, so I had a number of stress fractures within the shin bone above the ankle. And I’ve had hassle with the ankle anyway all through the years from preventing on a regular basis.”
McGregor mentioned he’s now getting the medical consideration he has wanted for some time.
“Now, I’m basically getting precisely what I wanted to get (with the damage),” he added. “I wanted to get therapy on my leg. I wanted to get therapy on the ankle and I wanted to get therapy on the shin bone. I might have by no means dedicated to going beneath the knife except one thing like this occurred.”
You may see the video of McGregor speaking in regards to the damage under: