Conor McGregor’s leg still seriously damaged from Poirier’s kicks at UFC 257
Conor McGregor is still nursing a seriously damaged leg from his UFC 257 defeat to Dustin Poirier.
The Notorious was handed the loss on Fight Island after two rounds in the Octagon, his first first for 12 months.
It came down to a moment where the Irishman’s leg buckled, allowing his opponent to land some brutal calf kicks and knock out the 32-year-old.
And McGregor shared images on Instagram which show those war wounds are still clear to see.
Sharing the image on his story, a large bulge can be seen at the front of the Irishman’s shin while the muscle is hugely swollen – 12 days after the fight.
While a dent is also visible where Poirier continued to batter The Notorious’ let with some low kicks before putting him on the canvas.
Footage emerged soon after the fight of McGregor on crutches as he shared an embrace with Poirier.
The UFC star shared footage of the fight with his 39.2m followers on the social media channel, where he gave his own take on his defeat.
Accompanying selected clips from the fight, the 32-year-old wrote: “I enjoyed racking up some more time inside the famed UFC Octagon. 40 seconds in three years is all I'd had up to this bout, I was savouring every second and enjoying my work.
“A little single-disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing. It's what I get for picking this bout and opponent as a precursor to a boxing match against Pacman.
“I deserved to get the legs kicked off me going in with this thinking. This is not the game to play around with.
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“Besides this, my shots where sharp and I was in full control. Albeit the leg attacks where building up on me throughout the course. 18 in total thrown at me, with the final one buckling my leg fully, that was that.
“The peroneal nerve compromised [sic.]. Fascinating! First time to experience it. Then a tremendous finishing flurry by my opponent. Hats off! A well fought fight by 'The Diamond'."
Talk has already turned to what McGregor will do next – but he is out of action for six months due to a suspension from UFC.
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