REVEALED: Conor McGregor suffers ‘persistent arthritis’ in his ankles… as Dana White says Irishman WAS allowed to put on tape in opposition to Dustin Poirier however refuses to touch upon stress fracture claims earlier than star broke his leg
- Dana White has revealed Conor McGregor suffers ‘persistent arthritis in his ankles’
- McGregor, 33, broke his leg throughout his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier
- The Irishman claimed he entered the struggle with ‘stress fractures’ to his leg
- White didn’t affirm that declare, however stated McGregor has ‘persistent arthritis’
- The UFC chief added that McGregor was allowed to make use of tape for the struggle
Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor suffers ‘persistent arthritis’ to his ankles, with the UFC president confirming that the promotion knew of the problem earlier than his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier.
McGregor, 33, vowed to avenge his Combat Island defeat to The Diamond in Sin Metropolis. Nonetheless, the Irishman was taken out of the Octagon on a stretcher after breaking his leg in a freak damage within the dying seconds of the primary spherical.
The Infamous later took to Instagram to assert that White and the UFC knew of ‘stress fractures’ heading into the Las Vegas showdown.
Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor suffers from persistent arthritis to his ankles
The Irishman broke his leg in horror trend throughout his defeat to Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas
‘I used to be injured going into the struggle,’ McGregor stated. ‘Individuals have been asking me when was the leg break – at what level did the leg break? Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson, the top physician of the UFC.
‘They knew. My leg – I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. There was debate about pulling the factor out as a result of I used to be sparring with out shin pads, and I used to be kicking.’
White didn’t straight reply to the stress fractures declare, however revealed that McGregor has lengthy suffered arthritis in his ankles, including that the UFC accepted of the Irishman carrying tape for UFC 264.
‘(McGregor) has had ankle points for (the) final couple of years,’ White stated through MMA Junkie.
McGregor claimed that the UFC knew of stress fractures in his leg earlier than the UFC 264 struggle
White didn’t tackle that comment however stated the UFC accepted of tape for his ankles
‘He had requested if he may tape his ankles coming into this struggle and he bought clearance to do it from the Nevada State Athletic Fee after which he opted to not tape them. I do not know why. He has persistent arthritis in his ankles.’
McGregor’s defeat to Poirier is his third in 4 UFC fights and leaves him staring into the abyss. White expects the Irishman to be sidelined for at the least one 12 months, and hinted that McGregor may name it a day on his illustrious profession.
‘It should take him a 12 months to get better from this one earlier than he can come again, so I do not know,’ White added.
‘We’ll see. The struggle 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.’
The UFC supremo additionally forged doubt on McGregor’s plans given that he’s sidelined for a 12 months