UFC 264 went down on July 10th and Conor McGregor really thought things were going to turn out differently. Then he shattered his leg at the end of the first round in his fight against Dustin Poirier.

That tragic break could have been something that Conor McGregor saw coming. In fact, Notorious is now saying that he was damaged going into that big fight.

The controversial 33-year-old fighter said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that his leg was “severely damaged” prior to the fight and that is why his leg gave out. He continued regardless until he could no longer go.

“In my last camp I’d a severely damaged left leg. Many of my sessions consisted of starting in open guard bottom. And staying there. Full rounds remaining on bottom. I was beating people up until they backed away from me. It then translated to the fight. True story.”

“Same leg, same spot. I attribute it to why I wasn’t in as much shock as Chris/Anderson where. I knew something may happen in advance. Chris was upset with my quote. Felt I was aiming at him. I was not. If any constellation to my reaction, It was because id a heads up it may snap.”

Conor McGregor has a long road ahead of him, but he will fight again. Only time will tell who steps in the Octagon with McGregor next, but he will certainly be in a fighting mood when that day comes.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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