Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor has hit back at the fans who accused him of using steroids following his leg break injury. The Irishman last fought Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout at UFC 264. However, McGregor broke his left fibula and tibia in that fight, and ever since he’s been in recovery.
‘The Notorious’ has been bulking up to make his debut in a higher weight class; however, he has been often accused of using steroids, since his injury. Recently, in a tweet, McGregor confessed that everything was cleared to the UFC before he began his rehabilitation. McGregor wrote:
“Everything was fully disclosed before I began. The state of allowance for athletes to recover from injuries as horrific as the one I overcame must be assessed. My thoughts are with Weidman and Anderson Silva. The 3 of us, and only us, know the severity of this injury.”
Everything was fully disclosed before I began. The state of allowance for athletes to recover from injuries as horrific as the one I overcame must be assessed. My thoughts are with weidman and Anderson Silva. The 3 of us, and only us, know the severity of this injury.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 26, 2022
The Irishman referred to Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman who suffered a similar injury. While Silva returned to action after 13 months, Weidman hasn’t competed since his fatal injury against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.
McGregor hopes to return to the octagon next year. But he has been out of the USADA testing pool and hence has to wait 6 months before he can compete again. However, looking at his recovery process and bulked-up physique, many fans, and fighters have wondered if he is on steroids.
Fans accuse Conor McGregor of using steroids
In his long UFC career, Conor McGregor has never tested positive once. Moreover, he has always protested against fellow fighters who use steroids. However, fight fans are convinced that ‘The Notorious’ has taken some sort of performance-enhancing drug.
Some fans implied McGregor found a loophole in the USADA testing pool and took steroids to aid recovery:
“Everything was disclosed”
Are you talking about the list of names of steroids in the cycle you ran??”
“Everything was disclosed”
Are you talking about the list of names of steroids in the cycle you ran ??
— Sonny Mcelyea (@SonnyMac90) November 26, 2022
“Gonna ignore the fact that steroids are used to aid recovery?”
Gonna ignore the fact that steroids are used to aid recovery?
— Calvin (@7_crogers) November 26, 2022
“Yups he’s on the secret juice”
Yups he’s on the secret juice
— KHAMZAT BORZ (@KHAMZATBORZ185) November 26, 2022
Wait are you admitting to using roids? Even though it’s fine for healing 😂
— AJ (@AJJ679) November 26, 2022
So it’s fair he can use drugs with no testing? Unlike silva and Chris?
— Germy7759 (@germy7759) November 26, 2022
The honestly of this man. Did he just agreed to using it?
— Wh1s (@Wh1s2) November 26, 2022
Doesn’t take a genius to work out why you’re walking around at 200lbs 😂😂
— FRAZER (@Fuzzlcfc) November 26, 2022
💉 💉 💉 you being defensive with so many excuses says a lot.
— dot (@berthworkdeath) November 26, 2022
If it is true that McGregor used steroids during his recovery process, then it will be very shocking. ‘The Notorious’ expects to make his comeback in 2023. He previously hinted at making his debut in the welterweight division.