Dana White reveals that Conor McGregor has suffered from chronic arthritis in his ankles for YEARS and was even allowed to stick them against Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman is set for an extended stay on the sidelines after fracturing his tibia and fibula in the third installment of his bout with Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10.
This means the company’s most lucrative star will once again be forced to step away from the sport after fighting just four times since 2016, losing three of those fights.
Although “The Notorious” insisted that he entered the fight at T-Mobile Arena with stress fractures to his trusty left foot before the fight, it seems unlikely that the UFC would allow the fight. fight to continue.
What is in no doubt, however, is the fact that McGregor has suffered with his mobility for years due to persistent problems with his ankles, which White explained.
White told Fox News (transcript viaMMA Fight): “He’s had ankle problems for the past two years, and he had asked if he could tape his ankles before this fight.
“He got permission to do that from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and then he chose not to register them. I do not know why.
“But yes, he has chronic ankle arthritis.”
The UFC president also offered grim prospects for the Irishman, who initially seemed in good spirits after undergoing fracture surgery shortly after the fight.
And Thursday, White said, “It’s going to take her a year to get over this one before she can come back, so I don’t know.
“We’ll see. The fighting game is a difficult game and the child has built a massive legacy and won a lot of money.
“We’ll see how the rest of his career unfolds.”