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'pull out merchants' Conor McGregor posts pics of 'fractured' leg before Poirier fight and insists he's 'the greatest'

McGregor claims other fighters would have pulled out ahead of clash

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McGregor released pictures showing a heavily-strapped leg before he went into the Poirier fight

McGregor released pictures showing a heavily-strapped leg before he went into the Poirier fight

McGregor released pictures showing a heavily-strapped leg before he went into the Poirier fight

Conor McGregor has sensationally claimed that he knew he had a stress fracture in his leg going into his ill-fated fight with Dustin Poirier.

In a video posted on Instagram, the MMA star accused those who criticised him in the fight game as being ‘pull out merchants’, claiming many fighters would have pulled out of the bout beforehand if they knew they had stress fractures.

Now he has posted a series of photos on his Twitter page showing his leg was heavily-strapped up before the fight took place.

In the video he says: “I was injured going into the fight,” McGregor said in the video clip. “People were asking me when was the leg break — at what point did the leg break? Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew. My leg — I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads, and I was kicking.”

He also posted a message plugging a Netflix documentary, saying: ‘All you pull out merchants wouldn’t last 13 seconds in my world.

‘My 4 part Netflix docuseries coming soon has the entire bts.

‘I’m gonna title it “Mad Mac’s: Fury Road”’

In another post he claimed: ‘Wouldn’t change my journey for no ones! The greatest of all time!’

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McGregor’s leg gave way as he kicked Poirier during the fight, leading to a doctor’s stoppage.

The injury which McGregor was carrying going into the fight was confirmed by his coach John Kavanagh after the stoppage who said the Dubliner injured his leg during training with a scan confirming he had a fracture.

Since the injury sustained during the fight McGregor says he has had a titanium rod inserted and that the leg is now ‘unbreakable’.

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