Conor McGregor says he had ‘multiple stress fractures in shin’ before Dustin Poirier fight


Conor McGregor says he had “a number of stress fractures” in his left leg previous to final weekend’s bout towards Dustin Poirier.

McGregor in the end sustained a fractured left tibia within the remaining seconds of the opening spherical of Saturday’s UFC 264 light-weight fundamental occasion in Las Vegas.

Poirier (28-6) was awarded the victory over the Irishman by way of TKO as a consequence of physician’s stoppage.

“I used to be injured going into the combat,” McGregor wrote on Instagram.

“Persons 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.


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“It was debated about pulling the factor out as a result of I used to be sparring with out shin pads and I’d kick the knee a couple of instances.

“So I had a number of stress fractures within the shin bone above the ankle after which I’ve hassle with the ankle anyway all through the years of (expletive) combating on a regular basis. And I additionally was rapping my ankle each coaching session.”

The UFC and The Nevada State Athletic Fee have but to publicly touch upon the claims of McGregor (22-6).

McGregor, 33, underwent three hours of surgical procedure earlier than taking to social media to offer his preliminary well being report on Sunday. He then added one other replace on Thursday.

Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for a UFC 264 mixed martial arts bout Friday, July 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout Saturday in Las Vegas (AP Photo/John Locher)


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“I am primarily getting precisely what I wanted to get there,” mentioned McGregor.

“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 except one thing like this occurred.

“So, one thing like this occurred, (I’m) 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.”

McGregor mentioned on Sunday that he shall be on crutches for six weeks earlier than starting his rehab.

White, nevertheless, instructed TMZ on Wednesday that he expects McGregor to be out for a yr.


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