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Conor McGregor Confident Of Full Recovery From July Leg Break: ‘I Am Now Steel’

Former two-weight UFC champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor appears confident of a full, complete recovery from his July tibia fracture against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, claiming that “the game has just begun“.

McGregor, a former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion, headlined UFC 264 back in July against former interim lightweight gold holder, Poirier — suffering an opening round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to the Lafayette native after suffering a fracture of his left tibia.

The following day, the 33-year-old underwent a surgical procedure in California to address the fracture to his left tibia, and is expected to remain sidelined while he recovers and rehabilitates until next summer at the very earliest.

Posting on his official Twitter account, McGregor shared a picture of his UFC 264 training camp, where he was sporting a shin pad on his left leg, as well as claiming that he will have no issue returning from the debilitating injury setback.

I will no have (sic) issue returning from this injury,” McGregor tweeted. “Not an iota of issue. I’ve already prepared for a fight under these exact conditions. Here is a snap (picture) from my last camp. At @McGregorFast HQ with team. Shin pad taped on to the left leg due to stress fractures/trauma.

In the days and weeks following his injury, details emerged confirming that McGregor and his team had informed the UFC of an existing injury to his leg, and had requested the Nevada State Athletic Commission to wear ankle wraps and tape against Poirier, however, come fight night, he elected against utilizing them. UFC president, Dana White also claimed that McGregor had been suffering from “chronic arthritis” in his legs for years.

Me and all you pull-out merchants are not the same!” McGregor tweeted. “You are bitch made and I’m now steel. This game has just begun. Know that all my enemies are of similar age and experience, and for this reason. I hereby declare this war forever! McGregor Forever (crossed swords emoji)

The Crumlin native has been linked with a series of potential matchups for his upcoming Octagon return next year, including an immediate fourth pairing against Poirier, and bouts against the likes of Michael Chandler, Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz, and Jorge Masvidal to name a few.

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Ross Markey

An MMA fan since 2011 and covering the sport since 2016, Ross Markey has built himself into a top journalist in combat sports.

First catching on to MMA and the UFC in particular back when Brock Lesnar fought Shane Carwin, and even more so when he fought Alistair Overeem back in 2011, Ross really became enchanted with the sport from late-2013-2014 onwards.

He initially began covering MMA in tandem with football back in June 2016 just as he was finishing school. The first real event he covered on his own personal blog was UFC 200 in July of that year during international fight week. His content consisted of previews and event and results recaps. In between jobs, Ross produced content on the side before transitioning to a full-time position back in early 2019.

He initially started creating content on his own blog back in June of 2016, before becoming a staff writer, lead writer, and editor for websites such as MMA Motion, Combat Insiders, Fight Bananas, FightPost, Severe MMA, MMA Power Hour, FightBook MMA, LowKick MMA, and of course, Current MMA.

Back in 2019, Ross received the award Top Journalist of 2019 for FightBook MMA, before he was then promoted to the website's lead writer. Following a six-month period at MMA Power Hour, he was also employed as a junior editor for the company. Throughout his time in the industry, he has interviewed the likes of Colby Covington, Rhys McKee, Pedro Carvalho, Felicia Spencer, Eryk Anders, Jussier Formiga, Danni Neilan, Frans Mlambo, Alex Lohore, Blaine O'Driscoll, Modestas Bukauskas, Ross Houston, Jon Fitch, and Richie Smullen.

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  1. […] The 33-year-old suffered an opening round TKO doctor’s stoppage defeat to the Louisianan after he suffered a fracture of his left tibia at the end of the first frame. And in the time since, has undergone a surgical procedure to address his tibia fracture, and is still currently rehabilitating and recovering from the procedure. […]

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