‘He Has Never Made Himself Look Weak’ – Chael Sonnen Reacts to Conor McGregor’s Recent Claims About His Leg Injury

Published 07/17/2021, 2:40 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 22: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives prior to the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor faced Dustin Poirier at the UFC 264 main event. ‘The Diamond’ won that fight via TKO as McGregor wasn’t able to compete after the first round due to a leg injury.

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McGregor snapped his leg towards the end of the first round and could not continue any further. Ever since the fight ended ‘Notorious’ has been talking about the same. ‘Notorious’ has made various claims about the fight, recently saying that he had stress fractures even before entering the fight.

Ever since McGregor has made comments about the same. Many people have shared their views on his remarks. Recently former MMA fighter Chael Sonnen also talked about the same. He said, “Coz he’s not lying, did he have a stress fracture, sure? I mean maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. Let’s just say he did. Conor didn’t have stress fractures that Poirier didn’t have.”

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“The fact that he admitted it and used it as an excuse, very in line with what other fighters do. Just unique for McGregor, he hasn’t done that before. He’s never made himself look weak, he’s always showed power.”

Sonnen talked about the fact that McGregor has never been like this after a defeat. He talked about how ‘Notorious’ has always looked to accept a defeat with grace and has always come back from it stronger.

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He said, “Conor has been very gracious, always. Even if you go back to the second Poirier fight, Conor got cleaned up. Says look I got to make some adjustments, that guy has a hell of a weapon I wasn’t familiar with the calf kicks, I got to change some stuff, but my history says I am pretty good at making adjustments, let’s do it a third time.”

“But he was a real gentleman. I could say that about every Conor defeat he has had, I can even say that about a couple of victories.” 

Will we see Conor McGregor back inside the Octagon?

After McGregor’s loss to Poirier, many people believe that McGregor is finished. Many believed that his UFC 264 fight against Poirier was McGregor’s last chance to prove he is still amongst the best in the business.

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However, with McGregor getting his 3rd loss in 4 fights against ‘The Diamond’, people believe that there is no chance of McGregor returning. ‘Notorious’ however feels different as he has already challenged Poirier for a 4th fight.

Poirier however will face Charles Oliveira next, therefore that fight seems unlikely to happen soon.

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What do you think, will we see a 4th fight between McGregor and Poirier? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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