Coach John Kavanagh Reveals the Real Reason Why Conor McGregor Broke His Leg at UFC 264

Published 07/12/2021, 7:30 AM EDT

In the time that Conor McGregor has been a fighter with the UFC, ‘The Notorious’ has been on the receiving end of very little damage. This is mainly because of his ability to knock his opponents out early in the fight and his impregnable defense. However, this Saturday at UFC 264, McGregor suffered arguably his worst injury to date, and one of the most gruesome injuries witnessed live on TV. 


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Following the incident, head coach John Kavanagh shared his thoughts with Laura Sanko as to what might have triggered it. He said, “In the same stance, there is a high danger of catching that elbow. And you can watch it back and you can clearly see that is where the fracture happened. He (Conor McGregor) very aggressively threw that kick, Dustin shelled with the lead hand and the foot wraps around the knee in a similar fashion to Silva and Weidman….”

Kavanagh continued, “He stands back on it and you can see the bone almost protrude through the skin. I don’t know how he did not fall there. But he comes in then, they both exchange crosses. They both miss with their backhands, He goes to step back on it and that is when that horrifying fold.”

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What is next for Conor McGregor?

Following his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor immediately wanted a rematch once again. He stated that this fight was not over. In the post-fight press conference, both White and Poirier were open to doing a fourth fight between the two fighters. 

However, Poirier stated that McGregor would have to win a fight or two before he can rematch him. ‘The Diamond’ will be taking on Charles Oliveira next for the lightweight title. Also, given the severity of the injury, McGregor might be out for the better part of a year. In his return, he will most likely fight someone like Nate Diaz. If he can get past him, then fights against the likes of Dustin Poirier will be available. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.