Conor McGregor recently went toe-to-toe in a UFC 264 fight with Dustin Poiri and lost through TKO after breaking a bone in his left leg and a bone marrow transplant. A Dublin resident later said in a video posted on social media the cause of his injury. Conor McGregor noted that he suffered a series of stress fractures during the fight. What exactly is a stress break?
Stress fractures refer to minute fractures in the bones that can occur due to repetitive trauma. This is a type of injury that is often seen in athletes, which often heals on its own with changes in rest and exercise practices.
Stress fractures can often be observed due to overuse and lack of rest. In addition, they are more common in the lower extremities – this is a catalyst for weight-bearing activity and repetitive squats.
As for Conor McGregor, the injury may have occurred while performing kicking exercises with his feet in a combat camp until UFC 264. When he started the fight, he was seen bombarding Piri with several piercing blows.
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Could this revelation be a problem for Conor McGregor and the UFC?
Conor McGregor said UFC officials and chief medical officer Jeff Davidson received information about the Irishman’s injury. Also, according to the former champ, there was talk of getting him out of the fight so he wouldn’t get hurt more.
Still, Conor McGregor was allowed to kick his head with Dustin Poiri. All fighters are required to complete pre-fight questionnaires in Nevada, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). This was done to ensure the safety of the fighters.
However, if Conor McGregor chose to sweep his injury under the rug and the UFC was his partner, it is only natural to assume that the NSAC would consider some disciplinary action.
This whole fiasco is shrouded in mystery like the UFC, and the NSAC has said it does not want to make statements about the same address. However, explanations from all sides can be expected to emerge soon.
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