“Since The Injury Happened to Me, I’ve Had Very Little Support”- Conor McGregor Thanks Anderson Silva for His Kind Words

Published 09/05/2021, 12:16 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 15: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with the crowd during the UFC 246 press conference at Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort on January 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor recently suffered a leg break in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC264. Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of fighters having to deal with this career-threatening injury, never to return the same. 

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Interestingly, UFC legend Anderson Silva, who suffered the same fate against Chris Weidman at UFC 168, recently choose to give some words of advice to the Irishman.  

In his latest appearance on Submission Radio, the former middleweight champion urged McGregor to focus on his recovery and, most importantly, work on becoming mentally stronger as he aims to make an eventual comeback. 

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Responding to Silva’s kind gesture of offering him advice, Conor McGregor recently took to social media to thank the legend with the following statement: 

“I appreciate this message greatly, Anderson. Thank you. You know, since this freak injury happened to me, I’ve had very little support from my fellow colleagues. In fact, quite the exact opposite. The claws came out. But no worries! I love a little scratch from a b—ch. See yous when I get ya’s, you’s little nobodies! Happy ‘little Saturday’ everyone.”  


Following devastating back-to-back losses in the UFC, Conor McGregor has transformed into a polarizing figure in the MMA community.
The 33-year-old has been at loggerheads with multiple personalities in the UFC, often lashing out via social media posts.

Perhaps that is why the Notorious mentions not having any support from his colleagues during this trying time in his career. However, it seems like Anderson Silva’s advice couldn’t have come to McGregor at a better time than this.

McGregor is six weeks out of his surgery and seems extremely motivated to make a full recovery. Should all go according to plan, we can expect to see him back in action in the coming year.

What’s next for Conor McGregor?

As Conor McGregor deals with his recent leg break, which is supposed to keep him out till sometime next year, fans cannot help but ask, what’s next for the Irishman? According to critics, McGregor’s best days in the UFC are behind him.

The first double champion in the promotion’s history, McGregor has been on a downward spiral ever since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Apart from a win against an aging Donald Cerrone, McGregor has lost three of his last four fights.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his TKO loss due to injury against Dustin Poirier in their welterweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Furthermore, the devastating manner in which he lost to Dustin Poirier, the second time, is also an indicator of a deterioration in his skills.

Regardless, McGregor is still the biggest name in the sport and seems motivated to make a comeback and prove his doubters wrong. A trilogy fight with Nate Diaz would be a great option for starters. However, McGregor’s future will be completely contingent on his recovery and mindset when he returns to fighting.

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What do you think? What’s next for Conor McGregor? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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