Nevada Athletic Commission dismisses Conor McGregor’s claims of pre-existing injuries


Conor McGregor suffered a freak ankle injury at the recently concluded UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in a rather bizarre way in the trilogy fight at UFC 264. The Irishman’s lower tibia broke during the dying seconds of the very first round.

McGregor’s ankle bent like a bow, even as he slumped to the ground resting himself on the cage. After a quick and thorough check, he was deemed unfit to continue, and the fight was awarded to Poirier due to a doctor stoppage.

Conor McGregor stress fracture
McGregor will be out of action for months

The Irishman was sent to the hospital and was operated upon the next day.

Once he was discharged from the hospital, he came live on Instagram explaining how he had had multiple stress fractures in his leg even before going into the fight against Poirier at UFC 264.

McGregor was quoted as saying:

“I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the thing out…I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone, above the ankle. And I had troubles with the ankle anyway, throughout the years of fighting all the time.”

Nevada Athletic Commission denies Conor McGregor’s claims of pre-existing injury

Though McGregor put out several photos of himself struggling with his left ankle even before the fight, the Nevada Athletic Commission claimed that they had no information or idea about the Irishman having an injury.

Speaking to the Review-Journal, Nevada Athletic Commission’s executive director Bob Bennett explained:

“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.”

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