Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor suffered fractures of his tibia and fibula in Saturday’s loss to Dustin Poirier in the primary occasion of the UFC 264 pay-per-view and confirmed Monday he’d underwent profitable surgical procedure to restore these grotesque accidents.
Per Brett Okamoto of ESPN, the outspoken Irishman claimed in a prolonged Instagram video (viewer discretion suggested) that UFC boss Dana White knew he wasn’t 100% earlier than the matchup.
“I used to be injured going into the struggle,” McGregor mentioned. “Individuals are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what level did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. [Jeff] Davidson, the pinnacle physician of the UFC. They knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the factor out.”
The 33-year-old who celebrated his birthday Wednesday added:
“I am primarily getting precisely what I wanted to get there. I wanted to get therapy on my leg. I wanted to get therapy on my ankle. I wanted to get therapy on my shin bone. And I’d have by no means dedicated to going beneath the knife until one thing like this occurred.
“So, one thing like this occurred, [I am] getting precisely what I wanted, and what I wanted was a titanium shin bone. Now, I’ve a titanium rod from my knee to the ankle, and the physician says it is unbreakable.”
In line with Okamoto, neither the UFC nor Nevada State Athletic Fee had commented on McGregor’s video as of early Thursday afternoon. McGregor is at the moment on a medical suspension set to run via the primary week of January 2022 however may doubtlessly obtain “orthopedic physician clearance” in late August.
Poirier, in the meantime, is on observe to problem UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira in his subsequent bout however may then face McGregor once more within the first half of 2022 whatever the consequence of that title struggle.