Dana White reveals Conor McGregor has struggled with power arthritis in his ankles for YEARS and even had permission to tape them up in opposition to Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman is ready for an prolonged spell on the sidelines after fracturing his tibia and fibula within the third instalment of his bouts with Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10.
It means probably the most profitable star within the firm will as soon as once more be pressured to take a while away from the game having fought simply 4 instances since 2016, dropping three of these bouts.
Though ‘The Infamous’ insisted he entered into the combat on the T-Cellular Enviornment with stress fractures to his trusty left foot earlier than the combat, it appears unlikely the UFC would have allowed the combat to go forward.
What can’t be doubted nonetheless, is the very fact McGregor has suffered along with his mobility for years because of ongoing issues along with his ankles, which White defined.
White informed Fox Information (transcript through MMA Preventing): “He’s had ankle points for the final couple of years, and he had requested if he may tape his ankles coming into this combat.
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“He received clearance to do it from the Nevada State Athletic Fee, after which he opted to not tape them. I don’t know why.
“However yeah, he has power arthritis in his ankles.”
The UFC President additionally provided a bleak outlook for the Irishman, who initially appeared in jovial spirits after present process surgical procedure on the fractures shortly after the combat.
And on Thursday, White stated: “It’s going to take him a yr to get better from this one earlier than he can come again, so I don’t know.
“We’ll see. The combat recreation is a tricky recreation and the child has cemented an enormous legacy for himself and made some huge cash.
“We’ll see how the remainder of his profession performs out.”