NAC Dismisses Conor McGregor’s Claims About Pre-existing Injuries Ahead of UFC 264

Published 07/17/2021, 9:48 AM EDT


Conor McGregor faced Dustin Poirier in one of the biggest MMA events of the year. The pair faced each other at the main event of UFC 264. This fight was the third between the two fighters, with Poirier winning their last clash at UFC 257. With the trilogy in line at the event, fans from all over the world were really excited about the event.

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However, fans were left wanting more because the fight had to be stopped after the first round. ‘Notorious’ lost the fight by doctor stoppage after a gruesome break of his tibia in the dying seconds of the first round.

After the fight, McGregor had claimed that his leg was injured even before entering the event. However, if that is true, the Nevada Athletic Commission was not aware of it. During a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, NCA executive director Bob Bennett talked about the same.

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While Bennet did not directly talk about McGregor, he did share his views on the recent development. He said, “If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn’t fit to fight, we wouldn’t let them compete. It would go to a doctor and a doctor would make that decision as the expert.”

‘Notorious’ had made the claims that he suffered from stress fractures in his left leg before his fight with Poirier. McGregor has since then taken to social media to share pictures of him training with his left leg ankle wrapped.

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After the fight, McGregor underwent a three-hour surgery and has been medically suspended from the UFC till 2022.

What next for Conor McGregor?

Many people believed that Conor McGregor’s fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 was his last chance to prove that he is still amongst the top fighters in the UFC. However, this loss means that ‘Notorious’ has now lost 3 out of his last 4 fights and many fans believe he should retire for good now.

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‘Notorious’ however does not believe so as he wants to fight ‘The Diamond’ in a 4th fight. Although Poirier for now will challenge for the UFC title, while McGregor will have to recover from his injury.

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

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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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