Conor McGregor Confesses “Everything Was Disclosed” to UFC in USADA-PED Loophole Exploitation, Sends Thoughts to Weidman & Silva

Published 11/26/2022, 9:36 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks to the media at the post fight press conference after his 13 second knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight championship fight during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former UFC dual champion Conor McGregor is no stranger to having his say on Twitter. Over the last 16 months, fans & fighters have known about ‘The Notorious’ shocking injury. However, many, the latest being Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, have mocked him and hinted at the speedy recovery not being clean. The Irishman, though, revealed that his road to recovery was mapped out and sent his thoughts to his middleweight colleagues, who had experienced what he went through.

Conor McGregor hit back at ‘Lionheart’ in a series of tweets. After building on Will Smith’s Oscars line and telling Anthony Smith to keep his name out of his mouth, ‘The Notorious’ tweeted, “Everything was fully disclosed before I began. The state of allowance for athletes to recover from injuries as horrific as the one I overcame must be assessed. My thoughts are with weidman and Anderson Silva. The 3 of us, and only us, know the severity of this injury.”

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A leg snap is a unique injury in the UFC and only a handful of fighters have suffered from it. While Conor McGregor named two of them, he omitted Anthony Smith from this particular tweet. It may have been a dig at the former light heavyweight title challenger, who also suffered a similar setback. Smith’s leg broke during the UFC 277 main card opener.

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While Anderson Silva returned after 13 months, Weidman hasn’t entered the cage after UFC 261. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has yet to re-enter the octagon and doesn’t have a fight in sight. This is partly due to the #14 ranked lightweight’s withdrawal from the USADA pool, where he must be for six months before he can be eligible to compete. However, per TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, there is a loophole that may allow ‘The Notorious’ to return earlier.

Although McGregor hasn’t been able to entertain fans from within the octagon, he hasn’t deprived them of treats as he continues to land verbal barbs on Twitter.

Conor McGregor dismissed Anthony Smith’s broken leg injury

The Irish fighter branded Anthony Smith a loser and called himself “the most tested fighter all time in combat sport.”

Fans cannot dispute this claim, as Conor McGregor has never had a positive test over the course of his nine-year-long UFC career. 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Subsequently, Conor McGregor touched upon an assumption that Smith’s leg broke on July 30. However, his next tweet hinted that he didn’t believe ‘Lionheart’ was among the fighters to have snapped their tibia and fibula while in a sanctioned UFC bout. 

‘The Notorious’ tweeted, “Hahahaah walk it off you little tick. Broken leg my bollox. Embarrassing!” 

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It will be interesting to see if Anthony Smith engages in a Twitter battle with one of the best trash-talkers in the sport. Should he do so, fans can expect Conor McGregor to retort and provide them with absolute entertainment.

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Senior Editor, Writer, and Content Quality Associate at EssentiallySports. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from St.Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports journalism.

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