UFC 264 was the event heard around the world after Conor McGregor lost via TKO to Dustin Poirier. McGregor broke his tibia in the fight and it was stopped due to doctor stoppage. The events that ensued after the fight was called included Poirier taunting McGregor’s walk, McGregor insulting Poirier’s wife, and Poirer’s wife flipping the bird to McGregor (see attached blogs below).
McGregor released a statement right after his surgery and said, “Just out of the surgery room. Everything went to plan. Everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous. We got six weeks on a crutch now, and then we begin to build back…a clean break of the tibia and it was not meant to be.”
McGregor has finally been photographed out in public and he was spotted drinking a Modelo beer, while in the back of a black SUV en route to his hotel in California. McGregor is adamant his leg injuries were already present before the fight. He released a video of him driving a motorized scooter explaining his injuries during fight camp. He said the following, “People are asking me when was the leg broke? At what point did the leg break? Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of UFC. They knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage...” Can you blame the man for wanting a beer after a loss like that?
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director, Bob Bennet, refuted McGregor’s claims and told the Review-Journal the following, “If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn’t fit to fight, we wouldn’t let them compete. It would go to a doctor and a doctor would make that decision as the expert.”
McGregor has released photographs depicting a possible foot injury before the fight that was exacerbated by his leg kicks and contributed to the stoppage at UFC 264. Poirier has yet to comment on McGregor’s possible injuries, although, after the fight he did say that the broken tibia was due to him checking McGregor’s leg kicks during the fight.
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