Conor McGregor did not suffer a broken foot in his UFC 202 victory against Nate Diaz, as many had previously thought.
McGregor addressed the injury talking to the media after the fight and confirmed he did not break his foot, but said his shin was definitely banged up from all the leg kicks he delivered to Diaz over five rounds.
"My shin. I kicked his knee about 40 times and it's hurting me," McGregor said. "That's it, just my shin, everything else is good. My ankle was actually a bit banged up coming into the fight. We were practicing leg kicks in camp so it was a little bit swollen coming in but it's the shin. I kicked his knee clean, I think it was in the first round and then I just kept kicking so I'm feeling it now, but other than that I am perfect."
McGregor said that his strategy heading into the match was to try and use leg kicks, something that McGregor does not do in his fights, because Diaz has been susceptible to leg kicks in the past.
"I tell you what fuck leg kicks," McGregor said. "My leg is in bits after them. I don't really throw leg kicks. I've thrown maybe three my whole career. Usually if I'm fighting orthodox people and people in the featherweight division about 5'8", 5'7" even, an orthodox it's a little bit more risky."
The UFC Featherweight Champion did not say how long he expects it would take for his wounds to recover, but it was a better piece of news than the broken foot that many believed.