On Sunday, July 11, Connor McGregor conceded to Dustin Porier with a technical knockout as part of the UFC 264 wrestling show, as he suffered a leg fracture at the end of the first round and, of course, could not continue the fight.
Earlier, McGregor’s coach John Cavan explained that his wrestler hit Porje’s elbow shortly before the end of the round, injuring himself.
Now, in a video of him in an electric wheelchair, the Irishman explains the cause of the fracture.
“I got hurt in the fight. People ask me at what point my leg broke. Ask Dean White, ask Dr. Davidson, who is the UFC’s chief physician. I had micro-fractures in my left leg before going to the octagon. “And I’ve had problems with my ankle over the years.” said McGregor.
The Irishman later posted pictures on his Twitter account showing that his ankle was being treated or was on ice.
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However, this statement of the Irish is not supported by the fact that from the very beginning of the fight he actively took kicks on Porje’s feet in places where we are directly in danger of getting a leg injury, if the particular kick is properly blocked or checked outspeaking in MMA terminology.
McGregor’s chosen strategy was also questioned by the well-known sports orthopedist David Abasi: “It is very likely that he had problems with micro-fractures. I would like to see what the tests showed. .. Micro-fractures are painful and wrestlers usually don’t move as well as Connor McGregor in this particular situation. “
The doctor of physical therapy and sports scientist, Dr. Rajpal Brars, also had similar thoughts.
“If you’re Konor and his coach, and you know you have doubts about that particular leg, why continue to focus on kicks? Especially for a wrestler like Konor, for whom those kicks are relatively new. In that case, accuracy decreases and risk increases. because his leg is not used to these kicks.
McGregor was recently sentenced to six months of medical disqualification. Asked about the future of the Irish, UFC President Dane White expressed confidence that the star wrestler would be back in the octagon within a year.