Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor provided another update on his medical status following the gruesome leg break he suffered at UFC 264.
McGregor posted a six-minute video to his Instagram account, seemingly in good spirits and leaving the hospital in Los Angeles, California where a three hour operation was performed to repair his left tibia and fibula. The Irishman who also was celebrating his 33rd birthday, revealed in the video update that he suffered fractures in his left leg during training for the trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier, and that the UFC was well aware of these injuries.
“I was injured going into the fight,” McGregor said (h/t MMAJunkie). “People were asking me when was the leg break – at what point did the leg break? Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew. My leg – I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads, and I was kicking. I kicked the knee a few times, so I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle, and then I had trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of fighting all the time. And I also was wrapping my ankle every training session. I even (did) a lot of training sessions when the ankle was sore – I still wouldn’t stop training."