Conor McGregor insists his shin was fractured BEFORE the fight against Dustin Poirier as Irishman is released from hospital… and he now says he’s got an ‘unbreakable TITANIUM leg’ as the UFC star plots his road to recovery
- Conor McGregor broke his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on Saturday
- The Irishman has gone under the knife and has now been released from hospital
- McGregor posted a video on Instagram where he provided an update to his fans
- The UFC star said his shin already had multiple stress fractures but now says he has an ‘unbreakable titanium leg… like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2!’
Conor McGregor was in good spirits after being released from hospital and insisted his leg had multiple stress fractures before his fight against Dustin Poirier at the weekend.
The Irishman broke his left leg in the first round of his trilogy fight with Poirier on Saturday night and is expected to be out for a year while he recovers.
But now McGregor, five days after the leg fracture, has been released from hospital and in a six-minute long video on Instagram as he cruised around on a scooter in California, he provided an update to his fans and informed them all he’d been fitted with an ‘unbreakable titanium leg.’
Conor McGregor was in good spirits as he updated his fans following his release from hospital
The Irishman went under the knife after a nasty leg break in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier
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‘I’m motivated to go and do this, the leg is going to be better than ever,’ he said, half-way through the video.
‘I was injured going into the fight, people are asking me “at what point did the leg break?” Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr Davidson the head doctor at the UFC, they knew my leg had a stress fracture going into that.
‘They were debating pulling the thing because I was sparring with no shin pads and I kicked a knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle. And then I have trouble in my ankle anyways throughout the years through fighting all the time.
‘Also I was wrapping my ankle every training session. When the ankle was sore I still wouldn’t stop training – I used to just train on my back. And that’s how I developed those ground shots from the back, that’s why Dustin backed away when he was on top of me. And I was landing the up-kicks and the elbows, it’s a horrible place to be in.
‘It was a skill I developed because I had the damaged leg and had to adapt my training… I needed to get treatment on the ankle and shin-bone and I would never have committed to going under the knife unless something like this happened.
McGregor insisted that he had ‘multiple stress fractures’ in the leg before the fight on Saturday
‘What I needed was a titanium shin bone and now I’ve got a titanium rod from the knee to the ankle, the doctor says it’s unbreakable. Once I keep building back, playing with the balance, then build the strength – and I have an unbreakable titanium leg.
‘I’m like Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Terminator 2! I’ve got all the tools to do this and I’m going to do it – what a story it’s going to be. Love you all guys, you won’t stop us! You won’t beat the Irish, you won’t beat the MacMan!’
The Notorious, who turned 33 on Wednesday, earlier thanked his family and support team in the days that followed.
‘Keep a positive mindset – we’ve got this,’ he added.
McGregor fell to the ground straight away after injuring his left leg in the early stages
‘We’ve had a couple of ups and downs the last few days, I had a great birthday yesterday I appreciate all the birthday messages. Thanks so much for that.
‘I came out of surgery and I was feeling very euphoric. A great job was done on it and I thought “yes this is going to be easy. No problem.” Then I thought I’m in a lot of pain, for a while. It’s not going to be a few days or few weeks, it’s going to be a bit of a time.
‘I know there’s going to be ups and downs on this journey I’m on and I’m aware of them now. I’m a bit more happy and acceptant and motivated to keep going.’
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