Conor McGregor claims it was not Dustin Poirier who horribly broke his leg during their trilogy fight… because the limb was “badly damaged” before the fall.
The 33-year-old former two-time UFC champion made the statement in a series of tweets on Wednesday … saying he knew the leg might give way, but decided to continue the fight despite the serious injury.
“In my last camp I had a badly damaged left leg. A lot of my sessions were to start at the bottom of the open guard. And stay there. Translated into combat. True story,” McGregor said on Twitter.
In fact, Conor says he didn’t have a big reaction to the painful breakup – unlike Chris weidman and Anderson silva – because he was well aware that the leg could break during the UFC 264 fight on July 10.
“Same leg, same place. I attribute that to the fact that I wasn’t as shocked as Chris / Anderson where. I knew something could happen ahead of time. Chris was upset with my quote. I had it. I felt like I was aiming for it. I was not. If there is a constellation to my reaction, it is because I am one-on-one, it can break. “
McGregor is on the verge of recovery… and it’s obvious he’s starting to prepare for his return to the Octagon.
But, who will he fight? Pear tree for the 4th time? Max Holloway revenge (McGregor beat him in 2013)? Nate diaz trilogy?
Whoever it is … The Notorious says he’ll be back and better than ever!
“I’m very happy with my ground attacks from below, right now. I slaughtered the dude from below, use your eyes. He got away from me! I have now developed a more version. fierce of Nate’s ground game. If Nate goes down there, no one calls. They won’t follow me now either. Look! “