, Bombshell McGregor injury revealed, The Nzuchi Times

Bombshell McGregor injury revealed

, Bombshell McGregor injury revealed, The Nzuchi Times

Fans will have to wait at least a year before they will see Conor McGregor back in the Octagon as he recovers from a serious ankle injury.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the devastating news and also revealed McGregor had been dealing chronic arthritic in his ankles for some time.

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The Irishman sustained the gruesome injury in his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Towards the end of the first round, McGregor stepped backwards only for his lower leg to buckle underneath him, effectively ending the fight.

It was an anticlimactic conclusion to a fight that didn’t live up to its trash-talking hype.

McGregor underwent successful surgery to repair fractures to the tibia and fibula in his left leg and seemed determine to fight Poirier soon.

“Everything went to plan,” McGregor said from his hospital bed after the operation.

“Everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous. We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now, and then we begin to build back.

“It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get back into that second round. It is what it is. That’s the nature of the business. A clean break of the tibia, and it was not to be.

“Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you’d done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all.”

But White confirmed McGregor will be out of action for at least a year so he can recover from his injury.

“It’s going to take a year for him to recover from this one before he can come back,” White said in an interview with Fox News.

, Bombshell McGregor injury revealed, The Nzuchi Times

“He’s had ankle issues for the last couple of years,” he said.

“He had asked if he could tape his ankles coming into this fight and he got clearance to do it from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and then he opted not to tape them, I don’t know why. He has chronic arthritis in his ankles.”

“It’s going to take him a year to recover from this one before he can come back, so I don’t know,” White added.

“The fight game is a tough game and the kid has cemented a massive legacy for himself and made a lot of money. We’ll see how the rest of his career plays out.”

The devastating news comes days after McGregor revealed he had been suffering from multiple stress fractures in his leg before the fight with Poirier.

“I was injured going into the fight,” McGregor said.

“People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke? At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White.

“Ask the UFC. Ask Dr (Jeff) Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC.

“They knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the thing out.”

“We were debating pulling out because I was sparring with no shinpads and kicked a knee a few times, so I had multiple stress fractures in the leg.

“And then I had trouble with the ankle anyway over the years from fighting all the time. I was wrapping my ankle every training session. Even when it was sore, I wouldn’t stop training.”

McGregor added: “I needed to get treatment on my leg and I would’ve never committed to going under the knife unless something like this happened.

“I’m getting exactly what I needed and what I needed was a titanium shinbone. Now it’s unbreakable – I’m like Arnie in Terminator 2.”

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