Conor McGregor has revealed the complete extent of his leg damage sustained in his struggle with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 nearly two weeks in the past.
The Irishman was shocked by Poirier on Combat Island in January because the American sealed an unimaginable second-round stoppage to avenge his defeat in 2014 thanks largely to his brutal kicking of McGregor’s calves.
Poirier broke McGregor’s rhythm with a number of kicks to his proper leg and floored his opponent with a brief proper hand, earlier than The Diamond landed one other couple of heavy blows to pressure a dramatic stoppage.
McGregor was heard complaining to his staff about his calf instantly after his loss and was then filmed laughing with Poirier backstage, telling him: “You broke my leg, you b******.”
In an interview after the struggle, McGregor mentioned: “My leg is totally lifeless. It’s like an American soccer in my swimsuit on the minute.”
And it seems to be like two weeks haven’t made a lot of a distinction as McGregor revealed an image of his leg nonetheless resembling an American soccer on Instagram.
Because of the reality he was knocked out, McGregor should serve a compulsory 45-day medical suspension to permit his physique to get well.
Nonetheless, the on-site doctor noticed match to additionally problem a 180-day suspension owing to any potential fibula or tibia damage in his proper leg.
Ought to a physician clear ‘The Infamous’ on this timeframe, although, he’ll have the ability to return.
Poirier is open to a 3rd struggle with McGregor, who admitted he was ‘buzzing’ for half three regardless of the UFC’s light-weight title being vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement.
Charles Oliveira, one other contender for the belt, expressed his shock that Poirier would struggle McGregor once more, relatively than take him on for a shot on the title.
After Poirier tweeted ‘You recognize we’re going to do it a 3rd time’, Oliveira responded: “Hum… So don’t you wanna face me for the 155’s gold?
“Who’s subsequent then? Who I have to beat to have this light-weight belt round my waist?”