Conor McGregor may have broken his leg at UFC 264, according to his coach.
Conor McGregor may have broken his leg against Dustin Poirier, according to MMA coach Eric Nicksick’s footage.
At UFC 264, Conor McGregor’s bid to defeat Dustin Poirier and claim bragging rights in his octagon trilogy ended in catastrophe when he shattered his leg in the last seconds of the bout. In the final 10 seconds of the first round, McGregor’s lower leg collapsed under him, and the fight was stopped on medical grounds because the Irishman was unable to continue.
Poirier stated after the fight that an early check of a McGregor leg kick may have been the point at which the initial damage was done, but McGregor scowled at the suggestion.
However, prominent MMA coach Eric Nicksick has posted some super-slo-mo film that may have revealed when McGregor first broke his leg.
Xtreme Couture head coach Nicksick shows slowed-down film of McGregor attempting a strong kick to Poirier’s body, which the American blocked with his elbow, in footage that is not for the faint of heart.
The Irishman’s leg appeared to lose its shape upon contact, but McGregor quickly brought his foot back to a standing posture.
But it wasn’t until he tried to take a step back after missing with a powerful punch that his leg crumbled beneath him, revealing the full degree of his damage.
Nicksick posted the video to Twitter, noting that his mother was the one who did the original analysis.
My mother, who wrote me at 7 a.m. to say she thinks Conor shattered his foot off Dustin’s elbow after throwing the rear teep kick, deserves credit. It makes a lot of sense after slowing it down. Examine his foot’s integrity before and after. You make the decision. pic.twitter.com/7MFzpkVe0r #UFC264
He tweeted, “Credit to my mum, yep, my mom wrote me at 7 a.m. to say she thinks Conor broke his foot off Dustin’s elbow after throwing the rear teep kick.”
“It makes a lot of sense now that I’ve slowed it down.
“Keep an eye on his foot’s integrity before and after. “You make the decision.”
The evidence appears to back up the assertion, as McGregor has now lost two fights in a row for the first time in his UFC career.
The Irishman will now spend some time on the “Brinkwire Summary News.”