Netflix scene shows Conor McGregor dislocating toe before resetting it
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A new Netflix documentary shows Conor McGregor dislocating toe before resetting it.
The docuseries, aptly titled McGregor Forever, hit the streaming platform yesterday (17 May) and has included a particularly gory scene regarding the UFC champion's battered trotters.
Fans can finally know exactly why McGregor was compromised in the run-up to his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2018. Check it out but - be warned - it's pretty gnarly:
Speaking to ESPN in 2019, the fighting star revealed: "You must understand my foot was a balloon when I walked into that fight.
"I’ve got all this footage backed up from that entire camp. I broke my foot three weeks out from that fight. My foot was a balloon."
He continued: "My toes came out of the socket and a guy had to come into the cage and break them back into place, the thing ballooned out and I hobbled in there and walked him down and did not give two s***s.
"That was with a bad camp. That was with a half-committed camp."
And now, for the first time a whole five years on, fans can finally see exactly what went down that fateful day in never-before-seen footage in an all-new Netflix doc.
McGregor was taking part in an informal sparring session at the time of the injury.
After being taken to the floor by his boxing partner, the champion informed his team that there was something wrong.
In the doc, he can be heard exclaiming: "My toes are f***ed.
"This is bad, isn’t it? Why’s it like that? I’ve taken a lot more than that."
After some hobbling and swearing, McGregor then sits down and removes his training gear to have a peek at the piggies.
Someone on his team declared the little toe on his left foot was dislocated and needed to be popped back into place.
Wailing in pain after an initial failed first attempt, McGregor said: "You tried to do it and you couldn't do it."
But, it's clear that second time really was a charm after the brave team member was finally able to reset the toe to assume it's regular, non-mangled position.
Within an instant, McGregor's whole attitude changed as he exclaimed: "That was light work!"
He added: "It feels ok. It’s a couple of toes. I’ve f***ed up my ligament nine days before on my knee before fights. It’s a couple of toes. I’ll still smack the man."
However, it's clear this prophecy was far from the case as the injury came back to haunt him in his fight with Nurmagomedov - leading the fighter to call for a rematch.
McGregor Forever is available to stream on Netflix.