Dana White has a theory as to why Dustin Poirier's wife sent a DM to Conor McGregor on Instagram


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Did Conor Mcgregor break his leg?

Conor McGregor had stress fractures in his left leg prior to getting injured in UFC 264, the star fighter said Thursday. ... McGregor added that he had a titanium rod put in from the knee to the ankle. The Irishman broke his leg while fighting Dustin Poirier in UFC 264 on Saturday. The AthleticConor McGregor had stress fractures in leg before injury in UFC 264

Conor McGregor's Pre-UFC 264 Injury Claim Has Been Shot Down In A Massive Twist

SPORTbible 17 July, 2021 - 11:43am

McGregor suffered a TKO defeat to Poirier last weekend and has claimed he had a stress fracture going into the fight.

The Irishman then broke his left leg towards the end of the first round - but NAC's executive director Bob Bennett had no idea about the injury.

Without directly referencing McGregor, Bennett said per MMA Junkie: "If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn't fit to fight, we wouldn't let them compete.

"It would go to a doctor, and a doctor would make that decision as the expert."

McGregor went into surgery on Sunday and was released on Wednesday, which was his 33rd birthday.

In a video posted to Instagram, the former 'Champ-champ' spent six minutes breaking down his condition while driving on a scooter.

He said: "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 of 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.

McGregor then insisted his strategy inside the T-Mobile Arena backs up his claims he was carrying an injury.

"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.

McGregor won't be back in the Octagon until 2022 and has been handed a medical suspension until January 7.

UFC president Dana White has said a fourth fight between McGregor and Poirier is entirely possible.

Poirier is likely to challenge lightweight champion Charles Oliveira down the line.

Dustin Poirier selling Jake Paul’s ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain after beating Conor McGregor

Dexerto 17 July, 2021 - 10:23am

At UFC 264, renowned fighter Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier via TKO after he broke his ankle when falling.

YouTuber Jake Paul has had his sights set on fighting McGregor for a while now, and after the fighter experienced a crushing defeat, Jake wasted no time in making fun of him on social media.

Before the fight, Jake had commissioned a $100k chain to be made that would resemble the moment McGregor was on the floor after being defeated by Poirier the first time.

New $100k Sleepy Mcgregor Chain pic.twitter.com/Aqcsk6feZk

— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) July 10, 2021

After their rematch, Jake lowered his initial fight offer to $23 dollars, and ended up sending the ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain over to Poirier. He even asked: “You want the ankle snapped off, or do you wanna do it?” in reference to the gruesome injury.

you want the ankle snapped off or do you wanna do it? https://t.co/dP9nsfd56g

— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) July 11, 2021

On July 16, Dustin revealed via Twitter that he’d received the chain, posting a picture of him holding the gift up to the camera.

But it’s clear that he doesn’t have plans to hold on to it for long, as he’s revealed that he’ll be auctioning off the chain for the non-profit organization ‘The Good Fight’ (TGF) which he started with his wife Jolie.

The money raised by TGF helps underserved communities in Louisiana with things like food insecurity, healthcare, and environmental disaster relief.

Don’t forget to snap the ankle😉☺️

— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) July 16, 2021

Jake himself is also clearly on board with the item being auctioned off for a good cause, as in his letter he sent along with the chain he wrote: “I love what you are doing with your Good Fight Foundation. You deserve this chain more than me! Good always beats evil!”

The chain has certainly caused a stir on social media, and now many are even more interested in seeing what would actually happen if Paul and McGregor stepped into the ring together.

Conor McGregor’s claims of pre-existing injury shot down by Nevada Athletic Commission

Bloody Elbow 17 July, 2021 - 09:00am

Conor McGregor claims that stress fractures lead to broken leg at UFC 264 have taken another hit.

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Since that moment McGregor, along with issuing death threats against Poirier and his family, has sought to mitigate Poirier’s responsibility for the fight ending injury. McGregor’s story is that he injured his leg in training camp and that he went into the fight with stress fractures in the leg that would eventually break.

Mcgregor went further to say that the UFC and the UFC’s top doctor knew about this pre-existing condition. McGregor also shared pictures from his camp of his ankle receiving medical care.

The pics have already been debunked by an expert who claimed those images didn’t show anything that relates to the tibia fracture McGregor would suffer.

Recently the Nevada Athletic Commission also cast doubts over McGregor’s story. That body confirmed that they were not notified by McGregor, or anyone else, that the Irishman was heading into UFC 264 with a pre-existing medical condition (which fighters must disclose to the commission under threat of perjury, pet Erik Magraken/Combat Sports Law).

“If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn’t fit to fight, we wouldn’t let them compete,” said NAC executive director Bob Bennett to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It would go to a doctor and a doctor would make that decision as the expert.”

Neither the UFC nor the UFC’s top doctor Dr. Jeff Davidson responded to LVRJ’s requests for clarification on whether they knew about McGregor having stress fractures prior to the fight with Poirier.

After undergoing successful surgery to insert a metal rod in his leg, McGregor is expected to be out of action for around a year.

Jake Paul sends Poirier note with $100k 'Sleepy McGregor' necklace

Daily Mail 16 July, 2021 - 04:13am

By Toby Miles For Mailonline

Jake Paul is going all-out to mock Conor McGregor after his leg-breaking loss to Dustin Poirier, gifting the American a $100,000 diamond necklace. 

The former two-division UFC champion's spiralling fall from grace hit a new low in Las Vegas, with a doctor stoppage called after the Irishman snapped his left leg late in round one. 

McGregor's legacy and career are on the ropes after back-to-back losses, and Paul was inside the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday waiting to capitalise on the MMA icon's downfall. 

Jake Paul has gifted a $100,000 diamond necklace to Dustin Poirier mocking Conor McGregor

Poirier later posed with the chain and vowed to auction it off with proceeds going to his charity

The Irishman's second successive defeat, this time breaking his leg, saw him hit a new low 

The YouTuber, who is set to box Tyrone Woodley in August, had the bling 'sleepy McGregor' necklace made in the build-up to UFC 264, depicting the fighter slumped against the cage after his first defeat to Poirier.

After the American's arm was lifted following a dominated first round, Paul tweeted: 'Aye @DustinPoirier want me to ship this to you? $100k gift from me I think you deserve it lmk [let me know]'.

The lightweight replied 'send it over' and Paul has obliged, attaching a note scribbled in dreadful handwriting. 

'Dear Dustin, congrats for your much earned victory,' the former Disney star wrote. 

Poirier was happy to engage with Paul in mocking his rival, asking him to send the necklace 

Paul is aiming to bait McGregor into a boxing fight, but has so far been ignored by the star

'I love what you are doing with your Good Fight Foundation! You deserve this chain more than me! Good always beats evil! Keep winning!

'P.S Tell Jolie I said hi – she's a badass!'

Poirier later posted a picture of himself smiling with the chain and vowed to auction it off with the proceeds going to his Good Fight Foundation.

He wrote on Instagram: 'Got the sleepy mac chain today from @jakepaul I will be auctioning it off soon for @thegoodfightfoundation to do something big in Lafayette!!'

Paul has been consistently harassing McGregor for a boxing match with various stunts, but has so-far been ignored.      

Before the Dubliner's loss on Fight Island in January, Paul offered $50million to setup a bout, but tweeted that his 'new offer' is just $23. 

McGregor was dominated in the first round before the doctors stoppage after snapping his leg

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