'He sure was kicking a lot' - Doctors doubtful about Conor McGregor's 'stress fractures' entering UFC 264

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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

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Trump was one of many celebrities in attendance at T-Mobile Arena last weekend, but unlike names such as Baker Mayfield, Dave Chappelle and Justin Bieber, he wasn't shown on the ESPN pay-per-view broadcast of the event.

UFC president Dana White confirmed to TMZ on Thursday that wasn't the plan. Rather, White painted the promotion's omission of Trump — whom White has openly supported in the past and has done business with for years — as an egregious mistake.

“So what happened was we were getting ready to show him right between the co-main and main events. I think you remember that we showed [Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.]. We showed OBJ, then it was supposed to go to David Spade, 2 Chainz and then the president. We had some kinda glitch in the truck, and then the Conor fight ended up ending in the second round so we never got a chance.

"Let me tell you what, massive f*** up by my production team, but ya know, it’s live TV and these things happen.”

So basically, three things caused the UFC to miss out on showing Trump at its event. First was the promotion saving Trump's appearance until the end of UFC 264, second was the truck glitch, and third was the shocking ending of the main event.

The long awaited trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier lasted all of one round. Poirier had dominated for much of the bout, laying into McGregor on the ground after an unsuccessful guillotine attempt, but things went sideways once they were both on their feet again. McGregor broke his leg as he shifted backwards, ending the fight as a TKO via doctor stoppage.

In addition to costing McGregor a much-needed win and chance at the UFC lightweight title, that ending also cost the UFC a chance at a second go-around with Trump. When asked if ESPN might have pushed to not show Trump, White scoffed at the idea of not showing any former president in his house:

"Nobody tells me how to run that show and I would never do that. Listen, politics aside, when a former president shows up, whether it was Obama, whether it was Trump, whether it was Jimmy Carter, I don't care who shows up, we would respect a former president of the United States."

Trump's UFC 264 entrance was still noticed by those around him, as he garnered a loud reaction as he entered T-Mobile Arena. White painted the reception as "overwhelmingly positive," though some jeers can definitely be heard in video of the entrance:

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Jake Paul Sends 'Sleepy McGregor' Necklace And Congratulatory Note To Dustin Poirier

SPORTbible 16 July, 2021 - 03:25am

Ahead of the fight the YouTuber, who has been constantly calling out the Irishman for months, revealed his shiny new necklace on social media.

It depicted the pose that McGregor took after being knocked out in his second fight with the Diamond back in January.

Now Poirier will be able to wear it, with the 3-0 boxer sending it on to the 32-year-old with a message.

"Dear Dustin, congrats on your much earned victory," Paul wrote.

"I love what you're doing with your Good Fight Foundation! You deserve this chain more than me! Good always defeats evil! Keep winning! Love Paul.

"P.S Tell Jolie I said Hi - She's a badass!"

In typical fashion Paul has hit on two things that McGregor and Poirier have clashed over, other than the Diamond's two recent wins in their trilogy.

The pair got on around their second fight, in January, and the Irishman even said he would donate $500,000 to his opponent's charity.

However things turned nasty ahead of the third fight when it turned out that the former two weight UFC champion hadn't sent the money and then questioned where the money was actually going to.

The Irishman threatened to kill his opponent and his wife in their sleep, as he sat on the floor of the octagon following his loss in Las Vegas.

It remains to be seen if any of Paul's tactics will eventually work to get his fight with McGregor, the UFC star, who has only one professional boxing fight in his career, has mainly ignored the YouTuber so far.

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