“The Shin Was Compromised”- Joe Rogan Details How Conor McGregor Broke His Leg at UFC 264

Published 09/07/2021, 2:39 PM EDT
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)


Conor McGregor suffered his second consecutive defeat inside the Octagon at UFC 264. The Irishman had a freak leg break at the end of the first round of his fight. He couldn’t continue subsequently and the fight had to be called off declaring Poirier the winner by doctor stoppage.

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UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan shared his expert insight on that incident. Rogan was present at the desk cage-side alongside the likes of Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik. While MMA fans and experts around the world have all shared their different opinions on the same, Rogan believes it was an accumulation of damages that caused the injury.

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It looked like the shin was compromised on one of the leg kicks too, not the one that Dustin thought, Dustin thought that it was probably damaged more than once because Dustin checked one of the kicks and then pointed to Conor’s shin,” said Rogan.

Recently, there have been multiple serious injuries suffered by the UFC fighters. Jacare Souza broke his arm in a devastating manner. Chris Weidman suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in the history of the sport, in his fight against Uriah Hall.

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

Here’s what’s really crazy, there’s been so many fights in the UFC and to have these breaks in a row. There’s been Jacare Souza got his arm broken, Chris Weidman got his leg broken, there’s been a ton of breaks, over and over and over again,Rogan added further.

When will Conor McGregor return to the UFC?

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While McGregor is well on course in his recovery, there is no way the Irish superstar will be back before mid-2022. He is still unable to train in any form of martial arts. And given the nature of the injury, McGregor’s fans can only hope that the Irish fighter doesn’t rush his return.

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 Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Fans will expect that he returns fully healthy and manages to re-capture the invincible aura that he once possessed during the initial days of his UFC career.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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