Conor McGregor has shared new footage of his horrific leg break in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
McGregor shattered his left tibia and fibula in his UFC 264 rubber match with Poirier in July, which he lost via first-round TKO.
McGregor’s leg gave way as he and fellow southpaw Poirier traded crosses, but the Irishman believes the break took place before their final exchange.
And the former two-division champion has boasted about landing four unanswered strikes after the injury as he desperately tried to win before it got the better of him.
“Good angle. Can see the leg was broke before I even stood up,” McGregor wrote. “It was broke before the guillotine even. It’s why I went for it. Four 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. Can see the weight in those upkicks he was eating here as well. Which weren’t even the two heaviest upkicks I landed. Where was he going from open guard top here? He not like upkicks thru the face? Elbows down thru the crown? No like? Tough s–t, see ya soon.”
McGregor, 33, is making tremendous strides in his recovery from the nasty injury, which is expected to keep him on the sidelines until next July at the earliest.
The Irishman resumed weight training a matter of weeks after the sickening break and is already back on his feet hitting pads.
His manager – Paradigm Sports Management chief Audie Attar – recently revealed to SunSport his recovery is going better than expected.
“He’s ahead of schedule,” Attar said. “We not only just got our X-ray results [back], [we got] our ultrasound results and CT scan results. And when I look at the view of the X-ray myself, it’s healing so beautifully.
“He’s only 10-and-a-half weeks out of surgery and he’s walking. And he’s actually doing s–t that we don’t want him to do like throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game.
He’s so competitive, man. He’s like, ‘I’m not thinking about the UFC. ‘Whatever. I’m not thinking about fighting. But I’m gonna get back there.’
“So if the first pitch is any indication of what may happen, God willing, the healing process continues on a straight path, he’s gonna come out there and want to continue to compete. Because he wants to leave on his own terms. Not on the terms that he’s been dealt in his last fight.”
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