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The Exact Moment Conor McGregor Compromised His Leg Before Gruesome Break

The Exact Moment Conor McGregor Compromised His Leg Before Gruesome Break

Conor McGregor suffered a nasty leg break at UFC 264.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

A video shows the exact moment Conor McGregor compromised his leg before suffering a nasty break in his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

McGregor lost his lightweight showdown due to a doctor's stoppage after breaking his lower leg in the first round.

And a fan believes he has found the precise sequence that caused the gruesome injury, with the UFC star's coach John Kavanagh also identifying it too.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

Just before the Irishman broke his leg, he threw a teep kick that Poirier caught on his elbow.

He then landed on the leg he threw it with, breaking his tibia seconds later after an exchange.

The clip appears to reveal that the misplaced teep kick caused the break.

Speaking after the trilogy bout, Kavanagh pointed out the same move as the root of the injury suffered inside the Octagon.

He said: "You can watch this back on Instagram - there are lots of short clips there - where he throws a leg kick, moves away and then he threw a teep.

"And that was one of the techniques we wanted to employ in this fight. Obviously being a southpaw, that liver side is there, so we were looking to teep in that area.

"If you think about it, I think teep actually does mean spear, it's supposed to go in a horizontal motion - sort of in and out.

"Whereas Conor threw that particular technique more sort of like a karate-style technique, flicking from the knee, to stab the ball of the foot into the abdomen.

"Which is a good technique as well. But on opposite techniques, when he was facing [Chad] Mendes for example, it is a bit safer because of the positioning of the elbows.

"But on the same stance, there is a high danger of catching that elbow and if you watch it back, you can clearly see that is where the fracture happened.

"He very aggressively threw that kick, Dustin shelled with the lead hand and the foot wraps around the knee, in a similar fashion to poor old [Anderson] Silva and [Chris] Weidman.

"He stands back on it and you can see the bone almost protrude through the skin; I don't know how he didn't fall there, but he comes in and they both exchange crosses, they both miss, he goes to step back and that is where you have that horrifying fold."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, Fight News, UFC