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Conor McGregor has provided proof that he was injured before breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, despite the claim being denied.
McGregor came out of the UFC 264 with an injury that is expected to keep him out of action until sometime next year, after breaking his leg in dramatic fashion.
The injury ended the fight at the end of the first round, with footage showing exactly where it first took place earlier in the five minutes.
After the fight the Irishman took to social media to claim that he had gone into the fight with an injury, saying UFC president Dana White knew he had a stress fracture before the event.
The Nevada Athletic Commission said that it wouldn't have been the case as they claimed if the UFC had known they they'd have stopped the fight.
However now the Notorious has provided evidence of the leg injury with a bunch of photos on social media, including one where he and a doctor are looking at an x-ray.
All you pull out merchants wouldn't last 13 seconds in my world.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 16, 2021
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"All you pull out merchants wouldn't last 13 seconds in my world," the former two weight UFC champion said, referencing the fact most fighters would have pulled out ahead of the fight.
Clearly McGregor was nursing some sort of injury, with the pictures of his icing his foot and being bandaged up suggesting he had some sort of problem, but it's impossible to know if it led to his injury against Poirier.
Speaking about the injuries after coming out of hospital, the UFC lightweight contender said, "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."
McGregor wants to have a fourth fight with Poirier, who has now won two of their meetings, but the Diamond de
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