Conor McGregor looked in a fantastic mood after getting discharged from the hospital following successful surgery on his left leg which he suffered in the closing moments of the first round during the trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The former dual champion has taken his injury well and addressed his fans through an Instagram video following the leg break.
A jovial McGregor revealed that he always wanted to have a titanium shin bone. While that’s not something that you wish for, the world has grown to expect the unexpected from the Notorious anyway.
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“What I needed was a titanium shin bone. Now, I have a titanium rod down the knee, from the knee to the ankle. The doctor said it’s unbreakable.”
“I have got an unbreakable titanium leg. I was talking to my physical therapist, who was with Arnold Schwarzenegger, his other half. And I said I am going in there as Terminator 2.”
Conor McGregor is a huge fan of Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger and fancied the fact that he now has titanium in his leg. The former dual champion suffered a horrific injury, one that many believe will leave an ever-lasting impact on his ability as a combat sports athlete. Khabib Nurmagoemdov has gone on to say that McGregor won’t be the same, and with an injury like that, there’s no possibility of the Notorious returning to the same prowess he once used to witness inside the cage.
Conor McGregor claims he had stress fractures before the fight
Earlier, coach John Kavanagh had stated that McGregor had an underlying injury during the camp, which he believed could have played a huge role in the injury he suffered at UFC 264. Now, Conor McGregor has come out with a statement and revealed that he indeed was suffering from stress fractures before the fight.
“Ask Dana White, Ask UFC, Ask the head doctor of UFC, they knew my leg had stress fractured going into that cage. There was a bit about pulling the things out because I was sparring with no shin pads, I kicked the knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bones above the ankle. Then I had the problem with my ankle anyway throughout the year for f****g fighting all the time.”
McGregor has stated that while it will be some time before we see him inside the Octagon again, he is definitely ready to once again compete inside the Octagon when the time is right. The former dual champion showed great adjustments in the trilogy fight, and believes that he was well on his way to a win if not for the horrific leg injury. What do you think of McGregor’s statements?