Conor McGregor Says He Knew Leg Might Break Against Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor is sure itchin for that 4th fight against Dustin Poirier. For the former Lightweigh UFC champion the lay off cause by the brutal leg break isn’t easy. It seems like every day he’s releasing new commentary – admitting to cheating and adding details to the picture. He recently talked about the leg injury and revealed that he predicted his leg would break during the fight. The Notorious took to his Twitter account to talk about it.


Before his third fight against Dustin Poirier back in July, McGregor said that his left leg is already damaged.


“In my last camp [I had] a severely damaged left leg,” McGregor wrote. “Many of my sessions consisted of starting in open guard bottom. And staying there. Full rounds remain on the bottom. I was beating people up until they backed away from me. It then translated to the fight. True story.” McGregor replied to someone on Twitter.


One of his fans asked if the damaged leg caused the injury McGregor had before the fight against Poirier at UFC 264. McGregor answered it was indeed at the same spot. He also reveals that’s the reason he wasn’t surprised as he already predicted that his leg would break.


“Same leg, same spot. I attribute it to why I wasn’t in as much shock as Chris/Anderson where. I knew something may happen in advance. Chris was upset with my quote. Felt I was aiming at him. I was not. If any constellation to my reaction, It was because id a heads up it may snap.” McGregor answered.


McGregor is planning to return in mid-2022 and most likely will fight in the lightweight division, but there is still no confirmation about his next opponent. The Irish star himself shows how he miss returning to the octagon.

Right after the fight McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh blamed the prior injury for the catastrophic outcome.


Conor McGregor is becoming increasingly salty with every mixed martial arts loss. He was once praised as someone who could take a loss, learn the lessons and apply them but apparently he’s gone off those rails completely – and it’s not just because of wives DMing him incessantly.

McGregor just shared recordings of himself getting back on his feet after gruesome leg break.

Yet he’s not able to enjoy the recovery. Sometime last night the troubled irish sports star shared footage he believes makes it clear he was winning at the time of a catastrophic leg break.


“Good angle. Can see the leg was broke before I even stood up. It was broke before the guillotine even. It’s why I went for it. 4 shots to zero here in this clip to close the fight before the injury. This fight was going my way 100%. But big congrats lads hahaha ye right. Rats.”

What McGregor either doesn’t know or doesn’t care to know is UFC has an official fight metrics partner – and the stats are bleak. Poirier had landed 36 out of 66 strikes – almost all to his head. Meanwhile McGregor delivered only 27 out of 38 attempted – and a good deal was them was to the body and the legs of Poirier.

Sadly for McGregor – the losing part of the equation might not be his own athletic abilities as much as strategic failures utilized in both the first and second Dustin Poirier fight.

Long time McGregor head coach SBG’s John Kavanagh was content to let McGregor decide his own camp – in addition to praising the guillotine strategy. For those unaware the guillotine is an effective move – but it’s only as effective as your guard retention skills due to the huge danger you’re putting yourself in if you don’t recognize optimal timing, setup and more. In addition to it – it’s a move that will gas your arms hard if you don’t master it. Additionally Poirier is a master of the guillotine making him also very familiar with the technique and various pitfalls and counters. This is why Poirier only attempted the submission on Nurmagomedov once his other lines of defense were exhausted.

McGregor’s view of the fight mirror’s Kavanagh’s analysis:

 “At the kind of two-minute mark, it was reminding me a lot of the New York, the Eddie fight, and he predicted it would be a kind of a masterclass like that. Really had started to believe that’s how it was going. It was going fantastic. I thought he looked really, really good in there,” John Kavanagh said.” Kavanagh shared post fight.
“I think about the halfway point, there was an exchange where Dustin landed a good cross and he pushed Conor back, and there was a punch and a clinch and they went to the fence, and we drilled a lot in this position. I studied Dustin a lot on the fence – his fight with [Max] Holloway for example. We knew his head would be there for the guillotine. So we drilled that a lot.”

And there in lies the blame – to look at a situation with objectivity you have to be willing to be unbiased.