Conor McGregor’s fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 was one of the most profitable attractions and cards for the UFC in it’s history. Although, the result certainly did not go the way McGregor wanted as the fight was ended in the first round and awarded to Poirier due to doctor’s stoppage after McGregor broke his leg. Conor McGregor recently posted this ‘delusional’ photo after surgery.
During a recent appearance on the FOX News show ‘Watters World’, UFC Executive Dana White revealed that ‘The Infamous One’ revealed that McGregor was suffering from chronic arthritis in his ankles and considered taping his ankles before the fight began.
White stated: “(McGregor) has had ankle issues for (the) last couple of years. He had asked if he could tape his ankles coming into this fight and he got clearance to do it from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and then he opted not to tape them. I don’t know why. He has chronic arthritis in his ankles.”
In regards to McGregor’s timeline to recovery and future – Dana White also stated on the programming that he is going to wait and see how everything plays out.
White continued: “It’s going to take him a year to recover from this one before he can come back, so I don’t know,” White said. “We’ll see. The fight game is a tough game and the kid has cemented a massive legacy for himself and made a lot of money. We’ll see how the rest of his career plays out.”