Conor McGregor addressed the devastating leg injury he sustained on Thursday at UFC 264 in a loss to Dustin Poirier in what was supposed to be the last epic fight of their rivalry.
McGregor injured his leg at the end of the first round and Poirier was awarded a victory via a technical knockout by doctor save. The Irishman had to be taken out of the arena on a stretcher and had to undergo surgery to repair a fractured tibia and fibula.
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However, it says in a Instagram video that he was already injured before the fight.
"I was injured before the fight. People would ask me 'when did the leg break?'" When the leg broke -Is it broken? "Ask Dana White. Ask UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson - UFC's chief medical officer. I had a stress fracture in my leg entering this cage." There was some debate about removing the thing. "
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He said he had several stress fractures in the tibia above the ankle.
"I don't never would've committed to going under the knife unless something like that happened. ... And what I needed was a titanium shin, "McGregor said.
He has vowed to return to the Octagon.
UFC President Dana White told TMZ Sports Wednesday, he expected the former champion of UFC will be back in about a year.
McGregor has reportedly been suspended for medical reasons and will not be able to start training until January at less, unless it obtains the prior authorization.