Conor Gets A Tooth In His Hand In Sparring
Conor McGregor would explain to Ariel Helwani how he suffered an injury on the outside of one of his fingers at the UFC 229 Press Conference two weeks ago, he had a tooth embedded in his knuckle.
“Only the strong survive around this game”, McGregor told Helwani. “I was fighting a 90 kilo fighter, Ion Pascu, he’s a great solid fighter. They call him the bomber. Like me, I sometimes spar without a gum shield. I was sparring this guy, The Bomber, and I smacked him with a clean shot, and his tooth embedded into me.”
“A man’s tooth was embedded into my knuckle. Welcome to the fight game. The real fight game. Not that tip-tap sh-t you see so much of. You’ve got to get in and do it. You’re either going to do it or you’re not going to do it. Make a decision. It is what it is.”
Per the former double champion, the injury is minor, and will not affect McGregor’s ability to fight at UFC 229.
Initial Report: Bloody Elbow