“It Was Broke Before the Guillotine” -Conor McGregor Shows New Angle of Dustin Poirier Fight in Video Captured by Fan

Published 11/03/2021, 3:40 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Conor McGregor warms up in his locker room prior to his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


No one is oblivious to the legendary fighter Conor McGregor’s skills in the ring. He is one of the highest-earning fighters and is perhaps the most famous too. Notably, he has an MMA record of 22 wins and 6 losses.

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Conor McGregor has lost twice against Dustin Poirier. His last fight was against Poirier at UFC 264 and he suffered a brutal injury. After his left leg was injured, he was unable to continue the fight and hence, lost once again to Poirier. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

McGregor had to undergo surgery and take some time away from fighting. After this loss, many questioned his credibility as a fighter. Some even thought the Irish fighter would soon retire. However, that does not seem to be happening anytime soon because McGregor is preparing to return with an absolute bang.

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Conor McGregor explains his leg injury

As McGregor plans to return and continue fighting, he took to Twitter to explain how exactly his leg broke. He shared a video shot by a fan and wrote, “Good angle. Can see the leg was broke before I even stood up. It was broke before the guillotine even. It’s why I went for it. 4 shots to zero here in this clip to close the fight before the injury. This fight was going my way 100%. But big congrats lads hahaha ye right. Rats.”

 

From the video that McGregor shared, it seems that his left leg was injured prior to him twisting it and falling. Staying true to the spirit of a fighter, McGregor continued despite being in great pain. In fact, he was still using his left leg to kick Poirier. While being injured, McGregor still managed to get a few shots at his opponent.

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Now that ‘The Notorious’ has recovered and is doing well, he has resumed full-fledged training and regularly updates his followers on social media; Fans might see him fight in 2022. After his injury, it would be interesting to see what changes McGregor makes to his fighting strategy and game plan.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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