The trilogy showdown between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier etched its place in the annals of sports history as one of the greatest rivalries ever witnessed. Unfortunately, this epic bout met an untimely end due to McGregor’s unfortunate leg injury.
McGregor attributed this setback to pre-existing stress fractures. Also UFC CEO Dana White said that McGregor’s lower body was affected by ‘chronic arthritis.’ The injury sidelined McGregor for an extended period, necessitating a prolonged recovery.
Fast forward to 2024, and the Irishman is poised to stage a remarkable comeback. With his sights set on UFC 300, McGregor is determined to reclaim his spot at the pinnacle of the sport.
In a recent Instagram post, McGregor shared insights into his rigorous training regimen. He wrote: “Lead hook kick work out of both stances, pre my last fight. You can see I have the standing back leg double shin padded and taped up as the damage was mounting on the stress fractures. I wasn’t to be deterred tho. Not then, not now, not ever.”
The accompanying video showcases McGregor and his injured leg swathed in protective padding. He then executes precise kicks with his unaffected limb.
This was not the first time the boxer had made his one-legged training publicly known. On Instagram, he added:
“I didn’t get to let a lot of these weapons go in the last fight as it snapped pretty early on in the fight, I just didn’t bare weight on it till the last few seconds of the round… Anyways happy days because it’s not broke now. Now it’s titanium.Tick tock yous little bums. One by one.”
McGregor’s leg fracture occurred in the waning moments of the opening round in his previous encounter with Poirier. It was an unforgettable clash that transpired at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10, 2021.
But McGregor’s recent statements appear to be directed primarily at Michael Chandler. The two formidable combatants served as coaches for TUF season 31, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown between them.