‘I was injured going into the fight’ – Conor McGregor claims leg break was no random moment of misfortune

Conor McGregor has claimed that he was injured heading into the fight with Dustin Poirier – and his leg break may have been no fluke after all.

McGregor headed into the fight with Poirier giving it the usual fighting talk about how he was going to knock him out and avenge the defeat he suffered at UFC 257.

However, in the first round of the contest, McGregor was forced to withdraw via doctor stoppage, with the Irish fighter’s leg having snapped underneath him.

While there have been various theories doing the rounds as to how and why McGregor’s leg snapped, he’s now provided some crucial information via Instagram.

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Conor McGregor suffered a nasty leg break against Dustin Poirier

With the key quotes transcribed by Sky Sports, McGregor revealed that he had stress fractures in his leg in the build up to the fight, which is likely to have left it weakened ahead of the fight.

“I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr (Jeff) Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.”

“It was debated about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads and I would kick the knee a few times.”

“So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle and then I have trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of (expletive) fighting all the time. And I also was rapping my ankle every training session.”

Of course, we often have to take anything said by Conor with a pinch of salt, but we’re going to give him the benefit of the doubt in this instance.

For his leg to have snapped in the manner in which it did, it does suggest there was some sort of pre-existing injury there.

Though, we’re not orthopaedics, so what do we know?

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