“Tick tock you little bums” – Conor McGregor reveals training to fight on ONE FOOT leading up to Dustin Poirier fight which ultimately caused Irishman’s leg break

Conor McGregor reminisces over training one-legged and gives serious titanium-clad forewarning. The Irishman has not fought in the octagon in over two years.


“Tick tock you little bums” – Conor McGregor reveals training to fight on ONE FOOT leading up to Dustin Poirier fight which ultimately caused Irishman’s leg break

Conor McGregor trained on one foot that led to the leg break (via Instagram)

The trilogy bout between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is a great milestone in the sport’s history. It went down as one of the best rivalries ever. The third bout ended prematurely due to the Irishman’s leg injury. McGregor had blamed pre-existing stress fractures for his leg break at UFC 264. CEO Dana White insisted that Notorious dealt with “chronic arthritis” in his lower half. The injury had effectively benched McGregor for a while, and it took a longer time for him to return to full health.

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As of late, the Irishman is to make his comeback early in 2024. The fighter had eyed UFC 300 for his estimated return. Taking to Instagram recently, McGregor wrote:

Lead hook kick work out of both stances, pre my last fight. You can see I have the standing back leg double shin padded and taped up as the damage was mounting on the stress fractures. I wasn’t to be deterred tho. Not then, not now, not ever. 
Conor McGregor via Instagram.

The video showed McGregor with a padded wrap around his injured leg. All the while, he air-kicks with another. This was not the first instance where the fighter had publicized the fact of training one-legged. He also said on Instagram:

I didn’t get to let a lot of these weapons go in the last fight as it snapped pretty early on in the fight, I just didn’t bare weight on it till the last few seconds of the round... Anyways happy days because it’s not broke now. Now it’s titanium.Tick tock yous little bums. One by one.

McGregor broke his leg in the closing moments of the first round of his last fight with Poirier. The bout took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 10, 2021.

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The latest forewarning was, however, mostly meant for Michael Chandler. Chandler and the Irishman served as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter season 31. Chandler has been long-eyed as his opponent for the comeback.

Conor McGregor reposts tweet of UFC 246 win

In the latest news, Conor McGregor is to set make a comeback into the combative sports spectrum. He has remained benched after his last fight with Dustin Poirier. The bout saw him incur a broken leg. Since then, he has recovered and continues to train regularly. He even went on to achieve a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But it’s not always the legs that get to hog the spotlight. Sometimes, one needs a shoulder in the game.

Conor McGregor Donald Cerrone
Conor McGregor defeating Donald Cerrone (Source: Los Angeles Times)

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone locked horns in the main event of UFC 246 in Las Vegas. The bout did not last long. McGregor beat “Cowboy” Cerrone at around 40 seconds. A tweet has resurfaced that showed the extent of damage McGregor did with his shoulder. This was but within the first 10 seconds of locking on, approximately. The Irishman has reposted the tweet.

McGregor will return in early 2024. The Irishman looks set to headline the legendary UFC 300 card. Lately, he even tweeted updates on submitting samples to the USADA testing pool, leading up to his comeback.

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