Earlier at UFC 264, Conor McGregor went through a frightful injury during the final seconds of the first round of his fight. His ankle snapped giving fight fans an unwanted ending to the trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier.
Conor gave an update to his fans through an Instagram video where he has now revealed that he had an injury in his shin going into the fight. His coach has earlier put a light on the incident. However, McGregor has explained the whole issue that might have caused the injury. He said:
“I even did a lot of training sessions when my ankle soared. still would not stop training. I used to just train on my back. That’s how I developed those ground and pound shots. That’s why Dustin backed away when he was on top of me and I was landing the upkicks and elbows. It’s a horrible place to be in”
Conor claimed that even with a sore ankle he was constantly training harder. Which we believe might have instigated the injury.McGregor feels that training certainly developed his ground game. which made Dustin stand up and back away from him.
Conor McGregor Claims that he has developed better ground skills
He further explained how hard it gets when a fighter throws punches while being grounded since he is working against gravity. Moreover, Dustin’s downward elbows were so dangerous but Conor adjustments in his game made him develop a better ground skill.
“It takes so much effort for you to land from your top position and when you are trying to do that you are losing your energy and you are getting hit with downward elbows and vicious upkicks. It was the skill I developed because I had a damaged leg and I had to adjust my training.”
Conor has been released from the hospital. He also thanked his fans for wishing him on his birthday. According to UFC CEO Dana White, he needs a rest of “about a year”. But, McGregor is not the type of guy who would sit behind and let all these analysts of the game find mistakes and wrongs in his game. Hence he has come forward to explains his side of the story.