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Conor McGregor has shared an update on his broken leg while driving around in a mobility scooter. Watch here:
The Irishman sustained a fracture to the lower tibia in his left shin during the first round of his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on Sunday (11 July), with his opponent clinching the win via doctor's stoppage.
The 33-year-old was rushed to hospital and said he now has a titanium rod fitted in his leg.
Providing an update from a mobility scooter in California, he said: "I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this had happened.
"So if something like this is happening, I'm after going in, getting exactly what I needed - and what I needed was a titanium shin bone.
"So now I've got a titanium rod down from the knee to the ankle, and the doctor said it's unbreakable.
"So once I build back, you know, first of all manage the incision, the cut, make sure it doesn't get infected, keep the health on it, keep building back that way.
"Then I'll start playing with the balance, learning how to stand on it again. Then hit the balance on the single leg again.
"Then I'll build strength - and then I've got an unbreakable titanium leg."
He added that he'll be 'like Arnie in Terminator 2'.
The fight itself saw McGregor start aggressively by targeting Poirier with leg kicks, but the American quickly capitalised after seeming to hear McGregor's leg crack during one exchange.
Poirier took his opponent to the ground, where he dominated before the fighters returned to their feet.
Both swung and missed and McGregor stepped back before his leg collapsed beneath him.
McGregor somehow survived until the end of the round when the bout was stopped.
In his latest Instagram update, McGregor said he went into the fight with 'multiple stress fractures'.
He said: "Everyone keeps asking me, 'At what point did the leg break?'
"Ask Dana White [UFC president], ask the UFC, ask Dr Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC.
"They knew... I had stress fractures on my leg going into that cage.
"There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring with no shin pads and I kicked the knee a few times, so I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle."
In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Poirier said McGregor got what was coming to him, after he made serious threats - both before and after the fight.
He said: "I can take, you know, the trash talk. There's no holds barred with the trash talk, right?
"But murder is something you don't clown around about, there's no coming back from that, and this guy was saying he was gonna murder me and all kinds of stuff. He was telling me he was gonna kill me tomorrow. I'm gonna leave here in a coffin.
"You don't talk like that to people, man. I hope he gets home safe to his beautiful family.
"But, you know, this guy is a dirt-bag. Karma is not a b****, she's a mirror, and this guy said the wrong s***."
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