NAC executive refutes Conor McGregor's pre-UFC 264 injury claim

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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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Conor McGregor was pictured in public for the first time in Los Angeles after successfully undergoing surgery to repair multiple fractures in his leg sustained during his first-round loss against Dustin Poirier over the weekend.  

McGregor was taken out of the cage on a stretcher at the end of the first round after injuring his leg against Poirier in UFC 264 on Saturday night. Poirier was awarded a technical knockout via a doctor stoppage because of the gruesome leg snap, which appeared to break right above his ankle. 

McGregor has been active on social media in the days since the fight, recently claiming that he was already injured heading into the heavily anticipated rematch. 

"I was injured going into the fight. People were asking me, ‘when was the leg broke?’ ‘At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson – the head doctor of the UFC. I had a stress fracture in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the thing ou," he said in an Instagram video. 

McGregor said he will be on crutches for at least six weeks before he can begin to "build back." He has vowed to make a comeback.

UFC president Dana White has suggested that the duo could possibly return for a fourth fight. 

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The Notorious, who broke his tibia and fibula at UFC 264, detailed that he had multiple stress fractures going into the fight but decided not to back out. The fractures were from years of training without shin pads and overall heavy training. He used the information to segue into why he believes he is so good at fighting off his back as his ankle would be too store to stand on at times, resulting in him doing full training rounds on his back.

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Dustin Poirier receives Jake Paul’s ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain, will auction it for Good Fight Foundation

Yahoo Sports 17 July, 2021 - 04:10am

After Jake Paul previously said he will be sending his $100,000 ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain to Dustin Poirier at the promotional press conference for his boxing match with Tyron Woodley, ‘The Diamond’ officially received the gift.

While Paul did not get his wish of Poirier actually wearing it, he still posted a picture with it and announced the proceeds of the auction for the piece of jewelry will be going towards his charity, The Good Fight Foundation.

Paul responded to Poirier’s tweet with a taunt to McGregor.

Don’t forget to snap the ankle😉☺️

While Poirier defeated McGregor in their trilogy by way of doctor’s stoppage after McGregor snapped his tibia in the final moments of the first round, there is still little to no closure on the rivalry between the two.

The two continued to say disparaging things about one another after the fight and there is even potential for another fight between the two somewhere down the line after McGregor makes a full recovery.

Not to mention Paul also wants his own crack at McGregor in a boxing ring.

Despite the fact that Poirier is auctioning the chain off for charity, one could easily imagine that this is just more fuel for the fire that is the rivalry between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.

Oliveira ready for Poirier: ‘I’m more complete than him everywhere’

MMA Mania 17 July, 2021 - 04:10am

The UFC lightweight champ gives his thoughts on Dustin Poirier’s performance at UFC 264 and their inevitable title fight.

“Actually that fight should have occurred in May, but Dustin preferred to fight Conor, so they had Chandler face me,” Oliveira said. “I will not change my style to face anyone. We both like to exchange punches, we both like to fight on the ground, but I believe I´m more complete than him everywhere. I’m sure it will be a war.”

As for Charles’ opinion on Poirier’s performance?

“Dustin impressed me a lot, always walking forward, showing a great ground-and-pound game,” he said. “When Conor stood up, he was already tired when the injury happened.”

“Do Bronx” also shed some light on that unusual footage of him as a horse jockey. Apparently Oliveira was racing American Harness Racing driver Tim Tetrick, which is a big deal if you’re into that stuff. Oliveira clearly is.

“I could never have imagined that one day I would be invited to have a one-on-one race against Tetrick, who is the best in the world in that sport,” he said. “Thanks to this [UFC] title I´ll accomplish one more dream in my life.”

“It’s interesting that whenever I talk about that, people ask me to not get hurt,” he continued. “I´ve already ridden bulls, horses. When you practice MMA, you learn that bruises may appear when you wake from the bed. The most important thing is to be happy, and I´ve never been so happy in my life.”

A happy Oliveira is a dangerous Oliveira. As of now we have no date for a Poirier showdown but Dustin mentioned December as a possible target. We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.

NAC denies knowing about any issue with McGregor’s leg before UFC 264

MMA Mania 17 July, 2021 - 04:10am

If Conor McGregor was injured going into his third fight with Dustin Poirier, he didn’t mention anything to the Nevada commission about it.

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

McGregor has been putting up images and videos to back up his claim that the leg injury he suffered against Poirier was one he carried into the fight and not the result of checked kicks on Poirier’s part.

EXCLUSIVE: Nevada Athletic Commission not aware of any pre-fight injury to Conor McGregor:https://t.co/YTdrDg5UGU

“Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC,” McGregor said. “They knew. My leg, I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.”

If the UFC knew anything, they didn’t relay it to the Nevada commission. Neither, apparently, did McGregor’s team when they filled out medical forms clearing McGregor to fight.

In the end, it all kind of works out for McGregor. He and his fans get an excuse, Dustin Poirier gets robbed of credit, and now McGregor gets a surgically improved leg. How true any of those three things are, well....

“I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this happened,” McGregor said after his three hour surgery. “So, something like this happened and I’m getting exactly what I needed, and what I needed was a titanium shin bone. Now, I have a titanium rod from my knee to the ankle, and the doctor says it’s unbreakable.”

Dustin Poirier is the proud owner of Jake Paul’s ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain

MMA Mania 16 July, 2021 - 05:17pm

Dustin Poirier receives arguably the most coveted item in UFC history, Jake Paul’s custom Conor McGregor chain.

Dustin Poirier is adding more diamonds to his collection in the aftermath of his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 264 (watch highlights).

Poirier (28-6) was gifted Jake Paul’s “Sleepy McGregor” chain — worth reportedly $100,000 — after earning a first-round TKO over McGregor (22-6) at UFC 264, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sat., July 10.

“Got the sleepy mac chain today from Jake Paul,” Poirier captioned a photo of himself holding the necklace on Twitter. “I will be auctioning it off soon for The Good Fight Foundation to do something big in Lafayette!!”

Paul revealed at Tuesday’s Showtime kick-off press conference for his professional boxing match against Tyron Woodley that Poirier would be auctioning off the chain for charity. The chain prominetly displays a figurine of McGregor in the moments after he was TKO’ed by Poirier at UFC 257 on Jan. 23.

Paul will face Woodley in the latter’s professional boxing debut taking place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sun., Aug. 29, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, streaming online via Showtime pay-per-view (PPV).

Conor McGregor Shares Update On Broken Leg While Driving Mobility Scooter

LADbible 16 July, 2021 - 09:59am

The Irishman sustained a fracture to the lower tibia in his left shin during the first round of his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on Sunday (11 July), with his opponent clinching the win via doctor's stoppage.

The 33-year-old was rushed to hospital and said he now has a titanium rod fitted in his leg.

Providing an update from a mobility scooter in California, he said: "I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this had happened.

"So if something like this is happening, I'm after going in, getting exactly what I needed - and what I needed was a titanium shin bone.

"So now I've got a titanium rod down from the knee to the ankle, and the doctor said it's unbreakable.

"So once I build back, you know, first of all manage the incision, the cut, make sure it doesn't get infected, keep the health on it, keep building back that way.

"Then I'll start playing with the balance, learning how to stand on it again. Then hit the balance on the single leg again.

"Then I'll build strength - and then I've got an unbreakable titanium leg."

He added that he'll be 'like Arnie in Terminator 2'.

Poirier took his opponent to the ground, where he dominated before the fighters returned to their feet.

Both swung and missed and McGregor stepped back before his leg collapsed beneath him.

McGregor somehow survived until the end of the round when the bout was stopped.

In his latest Instagram update, McGregor said he went into the fight with 'multiple stress fractures'.

He said: "Everyone keeps asking me, 'At what point did the leg break?'

"Ask Dana White [UFC president], ask the UFC, ask Dr Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC.

"They knew... I had stress fractures on my leg going into that cage.

"There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring with no shin pads and I kicked the knee a few times, so I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle."

He said: "I can take, you know, the trash talk. There's no holds barred with the trash talk, right?

"But murder is something you don't clown around about, there's no coming back from that, and this guy was saying he was gonna murder me and all kinds of stuff. He was telling me he was gonna kill me tomorrow. I'm gonna leave here in a coffin.

"You don't talk like that to people, man. I hope he gets home safe to his beautiful family.

"But, you know, this guy is a dirt-bag. Karma is not a b****, she's a mirror, and this guy said the wrong s***."

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