• Conor McGregor Says He Was Injured Heading Into UFC 264 & Dana White Knew It Too
Former UFC 2-Division Champion Conor McGregor posted a video today to give his fans an update on his condition.
During this update, McGregor revealed that he was injured heading into his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Here’s what the former “Champ Champ” said:
“The leg is better than ever. I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what point did the leg break?’ Ask (UFC President) Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew, I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.
There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads and I would kick the knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle and then I have trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of f**king fighting all the time. And I also was rapping my ankle every training session.
I even done a lot of training sessions when the ankle was sore, I still wouldn’t stop training. I used to just train on my back and that’s how I developed those ground-and-pound shots from the back. That’s why Dustin backed away from me when he was on top of me and I was landing the upkicks and the elbows.
It’s a horrible place to be in when you’re against someone like me. It takes so much effort to try and land shots from your top position and while you’re trying to do that and you’re losing your energy and you’re getting lumped at with downward elbows and vicious upkicks. It was a skill I developed because I had the damaged leg and I had to adjust my training.
I needed to get treatment on my leg. I needed to get treatment on the ankle and I needed to get treatment on my shin bone and I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this has happened. So something like this has happened, I’m going in and getting exactly what I needed and what I needed was a titanium shin bone. So now I’ve got a titanium rod down the knee, from the knee to my ankle and the doctor said it’s unbreakable.
Then I’ll start playing with the balance, learning how to stand on it again. Learning how to balance on the single leg again. Then I’ll build the strength. Then I’ve got an unbreakable titanium leg. I was talking to my physical therapist who was with Arnold Schwarzenegger and I was like, ‘I’m like Arnie in Terminator 2.’
I came out of the surgery and I was feeling very euphoric. The job was done, it was a great job that was done and I was like, ‘Yes, I’ve got this. This is gonna be easy. I can do this no problem.’ And then I hit a wall, I’m in a lot of pain, me mobility is gonna be like this for a while. It’s not gonna be a few days or even a few weeks, it’s gonna be a bit of time.
I know there’s gonna be ups and downs on this journey that I’m gonna be on and I’m aware of them now and I’m just a bit more happy and bit more accepting of it. I’m motivated to keep going.”
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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (July 15, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Hog Wild 1996’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
1. Steiner Brothers vs. Fire & Ice
2. Dean Malenko vs. Billy Kidman
3. Harlem Heat vs. Rough & Ready
4. Madusa Miceli vs. Malia Hosaka
5. Meng vs. Arn Anderson
6. Eddy Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit
7. Big Bubba Rogers vs. Lex Luger