McGregor claims he had stress fractures before Poirier fight at UFC 264
Conor McGregor has claimed that the reason his left ankle snapped with a mere movement at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier had to do with the stress fracture he sustained during training. The former double champ lost the fight via doctor stoppage at UFC 264 when he broke his ankle while trying to sway away from the Diamond at the end of the first round.
A day after he was operated on, the Irishman revealed that he was doubtful about the trilogy fight due to stress fractures but he somehow managed to step in.
“I was injured going into the fight. People were asking me when was the leg break – at what point did the leg break? Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew,” McGregor said in a video message on Instagram.
Poirier had claimed that he checked one of McGregor’s leg kicks and that might have led to the fracture but the Notorious downplayed this suggestion.
“My leg – 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 was kicking. I kicked the knee a few times, so I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle, and then I had trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of fighting all the time.”