UFC: NAC Respond to Conor McGregor’s Claims He Was Injured Prior to UFC 264

  • UFC 264’s main event saw lightweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier fight in trilogy.
  • Irishman suffered brutal leg break in fight’s first round.
  • Has since claimed it was common knowledge that he came into bout with stress fractures.
  • Nevada Athletic Commission have responded.

After suffering a grizzle first-round leg injury against rival Dustin Poirier during last weekend’s early anticipated UFC 264 trilogy bout, Irish superstar Conor McGregor has shocked fans after revealing it was common knowledge he was already injured.

Jul 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor McGregor is looked at by the fight doctor followin an injury against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor McGregor is looked at by the fight doctor following an injury against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

McGregor has recently claimed that all the relevant bodies were aware he came into UFC 264’s main event carrying stress fractures due to heavy training schedules, as per Sky Sports.

The shocking claim left fight fans stunned and wondering how the UFC could allow a fight to go ahead if it was true that one of the bout’s fighters already had fractures.

Reacting to McGregor’s accusation, Bob Bennett, who is the executive director for Nevada’s Athletic Commission, has recently spoken to Las Vegas Review-Journal and refuted McGregor’s claims.

If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn’t fit to fight, we wouldn’t let them compete.

It would go to a doctor, and a doctor would make that decision as the expert.

Nevada Athletic Commission on Conor McGregor’s claims he had stress fractures prior to UFC 264 main event

McGregor is now facing up to a year on the sidelines following successful leg surgery.

The news that the Irish lightweight will not be expected to return until at least mid-2022 was confirmed by UFC president Dana White earlier this week.

Leah is a 28-year-old professional British sports journalist who specialises in reporting on top-flight European football and MMA. Leah works for a top-tier UK sports media company which is where she can be found providing exclusive content and interviews with some of sport's biggest names. In her spare time Leah enjoys playing poker and listening to American hip-hop!

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