Conor McGregor enjoys a cocktail in the sun on holiday after horror leg break

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Conor McGregor put his feet up as he relaxed on a sun lounger while on holiday in LA on Thursday, a week after he suffered a horror leg break during the UFC 264. 

The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps relaxing, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after surgery. 

Conor fractured his tibia in the closing seconds of the opening round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas

Road to recovery: Conor McGregor put his feet up as he relaxed on a sun lounger while on holiday in LA on Thursday, a week after he suffered a horror leg break during the UFC 264

Conor, who could be out of the ring for a year, seemed to be taking his recovery well as he smiled while showing off his fruity cocktail by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  

The MMA star has been walking on crutches and will continue to do so for the next six weeks following the nasty injury. 

Conor showed off his tattooed torso as he relaxed in the sunshine in a pair of blue board shorts and a baseball cap.  

Putting his feet up: The fighter, 33, enjoyed a cocktail as he took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps relaxing at the Beverly Hills hotel, with his leg heavily bandaged in a cast after surgery

Conor now faces a long road to recovery, with UFC president Dana White convinced that the former two-weight champion will be unable to compete for 12 months.  

'I think they just released him right now from the hospital about 10, 15 minutes ago,' Dana told TMZ Sports

'He’ll be in [Los Angeles] for a little while. I don’t know if he’s gonna fly home, or what he’s gonna do.

Ouch: Conor fractured his tibia in the closing seconds of the opening round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas (pictured during the fight)

Asked when the 33-year-old will be back, Dana said: 'He’ll be back in a year.' 

McGregor took to social media after surgery and said: 'Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan, everything went perfect and I'm feeling tremendous. 

'We've got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back.

'A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you've done nothing in there. 

'That second round would have shown all,' he added.  

Ouch! The Irishman went under the knife after a nasty leg break in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier

Conor broke his leg while throwing a kick that landed on Poirier's elbow late in the first round.

His coach John Kavanagh revealed that the athlete had suffered an ankle problem in training camp that could have been a contributing factor.  

Oh dear: Conor broke his leg while throwing a kick that landed on Poirier's elbow late in the first round

Last week, Conor shared a six-minute video on Instagram as he cruised around on a scooter in California and provided an update to his fans, informing them he'd been fitted with an 'unbreakable titanium leg.'  

Keeping his spirits up: Conor was in good spirits as he updated his fans following his release from hospital last week

'I'm motivated to go and do this, the leg is going to be better than ever,' he said, half-way through the video. 

'I was injured going into the fight, people are asking me "at what point did the leg break?" Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr Davidson the head doctor at the UFC, they knew my leg had a stress fracture going into that.

'They were debating pulling the thing because I was sparring with no shin pads and I kicked a knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle. And then I have trouble in my ankle anyways throughout the years through fighting all the time. 

'Also I was wrapping my ankle every training session. When the ankle was sore I still wouldn't stop training - I used to just train on my back. And that's how I developed those ground shots from the back, that's why Dustin backed away when he was on top of me. And I was landing the up-kicks and the elbows, it's a horrible place to be in.

'It was a skill I developed because I had the damaged leg and had to adapt my training... I needed to get treatment on the ankle and shin-bone and I would never have committed to going under the knife unless something like this happened. 

'What I needed was a titanium shin bone and now I've got a titanium rod from the knee to the ankle, the doctor says it's unbreakable. Once I keep building back, playing with the balance, then build the strength - and I have an unbreakable titanium leg. 

'I'm like Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Terminator 2! I've got all the tools to do this and I'm going to do it - what a story it's going to be. Love you all guys, you won't stop us! You won't beat the Irish, you won't beat the MacMan!'   

What he said: The sportsman insisted that he had 'multiple stress fractures' in the leg before the fight on Saturday 

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Why Conor McGregor Could Be The UFC GOAT

GiveMeSport 22 July, 2021 - 12:01pm

Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier title fight planned for December — ‘I believe I can submit him’

MMAmania.com 22 July, 2021 - 09:40am

Not surprisingly, “Do Bronx” is also expecting to win by submission.

“I believe in the firepower in my hands, but I think in a fight against Dustin, I believe I can submit him,” Oliveira told MMA Fighting. “Working with my hands, with my strikes, I would definitely cause a lot of damage and then submit him.”

Poirier gambled on his championship future by first passing on Oliveira in favor of his trilogy against Conor McGregor. The bet paid off, as “The Diamond” recently captured a second straight victory over “Notorious” to keep his spot in the 155-pound line.

“It’s going to be a great fight, if this one really happens,” Oliveira continued. “It’s going to be a great show, and I’m ready on the feet and on the ground. I’m well both mentally, physically and spiritually. I’m happy. Let’s go. We’ll be defending what’s ours in December.”

I guess that Nate Diaz showcase will be put on ice for the time being.

An Orthopedic Surgeon Explains Conor McGregor’s ‘Chronic Ankle Arthritis'

menshealth.com 22 July, 2021 - 08:02am

Dr. David Abbasi clears up how the condition may have contributed to the fighter's injury at UFC 264.

After breaking his leg in the first round of his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on July 10, Conor McGregor has shared a series of updates on his recovery, telling fans he feels "tremendous" after undergoing surgery to insert an intramedullary rod in his tibia.

UFC boss Dana White has also kept supporters apprised of McGregor's condition, in addition to making claims that the MMA fighter had some preexisting health conditions prior to the fight. First, McGregor asserted that he had suffered a stress fracture ahead of the rematch with Poirier. This week, White stated that McGregor has had chronic arthritis in his ankle for the last several years, and requested to have his ankles taped during the fight, before ultimately opting not to do so.

But according to orthopedic surgeon David Abbasi, MD, a condition like ankle arthritis would not necessarily contribute to the kind of injury that McGregor sustained at UFC 264.

"It would have no relation," explains Abbasi in a new video on his YouTube channel. "Ankle arthritis would be involving the tibia and the talus below. Arthritis is a chronic condition that basically involves degeneration of the articular cartilage between our bones... That would occur at the ankle joint itself, where our foot raises and goes down. Where Conor sustained his injury would have been higher on the tibia and on the fibula—it would definitely not have been related to the ankle joint itself, otherwise he would not have been treated with a rod and plates and screws, he would have had different types of treatments... During his operation there was no physical connection of anything involving the ankle joint that went up into the break of his lower leg."

While arthritis in the ankle would not contribute to a broken leg, that isn't to say McGregor does not have the condition. The two, Abbasi says, would simply be unconnected. "Taping his ankles would support a diagnosis of ankle arthritis, because it would limit the motion of the foot and ankle, and limiting the motion when you have a condition such as arthritis would help to decrease pain," he says.

Conor McGregor’s post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, ‘shouldn’t have happened’ says teammate Artem Lobov

Bloody Elbow 22 July, 2021 - 08:00am

After breaking his leg at UFC 264 a beaten Conor McGregor hurled obscenities at Dustin Poirier and his wife.

In the lead-up to the fight, as well as immediately afterwards, McGregor resorted to death threats and accusations directed at Poirier’s wife, going as far as to claim that the Poiriers would be murdered in their sleep.

During his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, McGregor claimed he was winning the fight prior to the injury. He also said this “wasn’t over” and made more wild claims directed at Poirier’s wife.

McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh has blamed a rush of hormones and Joe Rogan for the words McGregor spoke during the interview. Lobov stopped short of blaming the veteran UFC commentator for the comments, but did say that he felt that the interview should not have happened.

“It was a mad situation,” Lobov said to MMA Fighting. “I mean, look at the way Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman were after his injury happened. … [McGregor] was still sitting up and I do think interviews shouldn’t even happen in that scenario. I’m surprised that it did happen. It shouldn’t have happened, but it is what it is in a way. You have to move on and live to fight another day. Now it’s time to heal, train, fix mistakes, and go back again. That’s it.”

Lobov also said that he expects McGregor to make a full recovery, as he did when he suffered an ACL injury during a fight with Max Holloway back in 2013.

“This is gonna be a process of healing and recovery first and then slowly build it back up because then you’re going to have to build some confidence in it. But you know, after something like this, it’s still going to take you some time, I would imagine, to start healing and kicking with it. It’s going to be a slow process, but I remember when Conor came back from his ACL injury, he’s done that twice, he did it better than anyone before him. I have no doubt it’s going to be the same result this time.”

Lobov gained entry to the UFC through an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber in 2015. During that show McGregor gave his pal every opportunity to succeed. However, ‘The Russian Hammer’ fell just short of winning the show, losing to Ryan Hall in the season finale.

Lobov went on to have a seven fight career with the UFC, highlighted by a thrilling brawl with Cub Swanson to headline UFC Nashville in 2017. Lobov was cut from the UFC in 2018 with a record of 2-5 in the promotion.

Since then he has fought in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships beating both ex UFC fighter Jason Knight and former WBA welterweight champion Pauli Malignaggi. This weekend he will fight former Olympic silver medal winning boxer Denys Berinchyk for the Ukrainian bare knuckle promotion Mahatch FC.

Conor McGregor shows off new Lamborghini yacht

New York Post 21 July, 2021 - 01:04pm

By Tamar Lapin

July 21, 2021 | 2:04pm | Updated July 21, 2021 | 3:56pm

Conor McGregor is recovering in style from his gruesome leg injury — with a nearly $4 million Lamborghini yacht dubbed the “Supercar of the Sea.”

The MMA fighter, this year’s highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes, unveiled the high-end ride on his Instagram Tuesday.

“My Lamborghini yacht is ready,” he captioned a photo of the lime green vessel.

The Irish brawler, 33, purchased the limited-edition Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 back in October, according to TMZ.

The 24-ton boat is 63 feet long, can reach up to 60 knots and has a 4,000 horsepower engine, the outlet reported.

It could be where McGregor spends the next couple of weeks recovering from an unsightly leg injury he suffered in a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Conor McGregor Just Got One of Tecnomar’s 4,000 HP Lamborghini 63 Motoryachts

Yahoo Lifestyle 21 July, 2021 - 01:00pm

The boisterous UFC star showed off his latest luxury toy on social media on Tuesday—Tecnomar’s new Lamborghini 63 motoryacht. The high-performance dayboat doesn’t just bear the name of the famous Italian automaker; it’s been specifically designed to live up to the exacting standards set by its storied supercars.

The Lamborghini 63 is a true beast of a motoryacht. It measures 63 feet in length—its name is a reference to this, as well as the year Lamborghini was founded—and is powered by a pair of MAN V-12 diesel engines that produce 2,000 horsepower apiece. Thanks to this, the boat can reach a top speed of 60 knots, making it one of the fastest 63-footers in its class. At the cruising speed of 40 to 45 knots, the yacht burns 100 gallons of fuel per hour, giving it a range of 360 nautical miles.

But there’s more to a supercar than its powertrain, and the same goes for the Italian Sea Group subsidiary’s latest watercraft. The Lamborghini 63 looks just as bold and fierce as the automaker’s current crop of vehicles. Cutting a relatively low profile, it’s got a carbon-fiber superstructure that’s adorned with angular side windows that help create the front and rear hexagonal shape found on almost all of Lamborghini’s cars. The visual references don’t stop there, either. The boat is also painted the same verde gea green as the Sián and features two pilot seats like those found in the Huracán Evo, while the helm is based on the Aventador’s steering wheel. One big difference between the boat and supercars: The 63’s interior is surprisingly spacious, featuring two discrete bedrooms.

Anyone whose ever crossed paths with McGregor’s Instagram account will likely have noticed the fighter’s ravenous appetite for the finer things in life. So it should come as no surprise that he dropped $3.5 million on his new seafaring Lambo. Of course, when you’re getting paid as much as $85 million for a fight, that’s just a drop in the bucket seat.

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Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor suffers 'chronic arthritis' to his ankles, with the UFC president confirming that the promotion knew of the issue before his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier

McGregor, 33, vowed to avenge his Fight Island defeat to The Diamond in Sin City. However, the Irishman was taken out of the Octagon on a stretcher after breaking his leg in a freak injury in the dying seconds of the first round.

The Notorious later took to Instagram to claim that White and the UFC knew of 'stress fractures' heading into the Las Vegas showdown.

Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor suffers from chronic arthritis to his ankles

The Irishman broke his leg in horror fashion during his defeat to Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas

'I was injured going into the fight,' McGregor said. '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. 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.'

White did not directly respond to the stress fractures claim, but revealed that McGregor has long suffered arthritis in his ankles, adding that the UFC approved of the Irishman wearing tape for UFC 264.

'(McGregor) has had ankle issues for (the) last couple of years,' White said via MMA Junkie

McGregor claimed that the UFC knew of stress fractures in his leg before the UFC 264 fight 

White did not address that remark but said the UFC approved of tape for his ankles

'He had asked if he could tape his ankles coming into this fight and he got clearance to do it from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and then he opted not to tape them. I don't know why. He has chronic arthritis in his ankles.' 

McGregor's defeat to Poirier is his third in four UFC fights and leaves him staring into the abyss. White expects the Irishman to be sidelined for at least one year, and hinted that McGregor could call it a day on his illustrious career.

'It's going to take him a year to recover from this one before he can come back, so I don't know,' White added. 

'We'll see. The fight game is a tough game and the kid has cemented a massive legacy for himself and made a lot of money. We'll see how the rest of his career plays out.' 

The UFC supremo also cast doubt on McGregor's plans given that he is sidelined for a year

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