Conor McGregor Shares Never-Before-Seen Angle Of Leg Snap Indicating Exact Moment It Broke
Conor McGregor has released new, unseen footage from his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier.
And the new vision could go someway to explaining exactly when his leg snapped.
The heated grudge match at UFC 264 came to a premature end when the Irishman shattered his tibia and fibia.
At the time, Poirier suggested in his octagon interview that it was a checked kick that broke the left leg but McGregor instantly disputed that claim.
Since then, various conspiracy theories have surfaced arguing exactly when the leg actually snapped.
Well, McGregor has now chimed in to that conversation, sharing a never-before-seen clip of the incident.
"Good angle. Can see the leg was broke before I even stood up," he said in the caption.
Can see the weight in those upkicks he was eating here as well. Which weren't even the two heaviest upkicks I landed. Where was he going from open guard top here? He not like upkicks thru the face? Elbows down thru the crown? No like? Tough shit, see ya soon.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 2, 2021
"It was broke before the guillotine even. It's why I went for it.
"Four shots to zero here in this clip to close the fight before the injury.
"This fight was going my way 100%. But big congrats lads hahaha ye right. Rats."
In the clip itself, it's hard to deny that the UFC megastar doesn't look a tad uncomfortable when he eventually rises to his feet from the canvas.
He doesn't look wobbly as such, but perhaps a bit hesitant to fully weight-bear.
Some people have gone as far to suggest that the first kick he hands as he stands back up is the one that causes the initial break, although this new footage suggests otherwise.
The horror injury sent shockwaves around the MMA community with some fans questioning whether he'd return to the octagon ever again.
But McGregor's long road to recovery seems to be going well and he recently began hitting pads again for the first time since his reconstructive surgery.
"He's ahead of schedule," Audie Attar told The Sun.
"We not only just got our X-ray results [back], [we got] our ultrasound results and CT scan results.
"And when I look at the view of the X-ray myself, it's healing so beautifully.
"He's only 10-and-a-half weeks out of surgery and he's walking.
"And he's actually doing s**t that we don't want him to do like throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game."
He added: "He's so competitive, man. He's like, 'I'm not thinking about the UFC.
"'Whatever. I'm not thinking about fighting. But I'm gonna get back there.'
"So if the first pitch is any indication of what may happen, God willing, the healing process continues on a straight path, he's gonna come out there and want to continue to compete.
"Because he wants to leave on his own terms. Not on the terms that he's been dealt in his last fight."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@TheNotoriousMMA
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