Former UFC referee and current Bellator analyst, “Big” John McCarthy, don’t believe the recent statement by former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, that his left leg is in better shape after surgery than before he suffered his devastating leg break at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor has been actively promoting himself and another possible fight with Poirier during the early stages of his rehab. of a tibia fracture. He is expected to be sidelined for the next several months with a return to the Octagon sometime next year.
McGregor recently stated that he has a “titanium tibia” after the operation, which he believes could give you a clear advantage in the competition. However, McCarthy isn’t so sure about that and thinks it could actually put him at a disadvantage.
«[Conor McGregor] He talked about having a titanium bar on his leg, ”McCarthy said on Josh Thomson’s Weighing In podcast. “He says: ‘I have a titanium leg. Now when I kick people watch what happens‘. Oh I’ll see what happens because I guarantee that it will hurt much more than them«.
«There is also no flexibility in your foot. In your ankle, there is no flexibility because those screws and that plate do not move. They hold it, damn it. So when you think your foot is going to flex, it no longer does. The titanium bar keeps it there. “
The discussion stems from a recent Instagram post that McGregor came up with a series of videos, with him talking about the initial stages of his recovery and his mindset for the future.. McCarthy’s comments only bring more skepticism towards McGregor’s claims after the fight.