Conor McGregor repeatedly instructed Dana White he had points throughout coaching camp after breaking his leg in a bitter defeat to Dustin Poirier earlier this 12 months.
The UFC celebrity is at present plotting his comeback as he continues his restoration from a damaged leg harm suffered towards Poirier at UFC 264.
He was downed within the opening spherical of his second consecutive assembly with Poirier and the referee rapidly halted the struggle after recognizing McGregor’s fracture.
Unseen footage from UFC’s Thrill and Agony series sees McGregor captured pleading to UFC president White that his injured had been precipitated earlier than in his coaching camp.
“I been coping with it the entire camp, I been coping with it the entire camp,” McGregor repeated after struggling the leg harm.
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“I didn’t suppose nothing was going to occur although. I had him there.”
McGregor suffered back-to-back defeats towards Poirier with the second coming in July after a stoppage beatdown of their first assembly earlier within the 12 months.
The Irish star now faces a redemption mission within the UFC having slid right into a worrying decline with three defeats in his final 4 fights.
His final victory got here towards Donald Cerrone in 2020 after opting to return at light-weight for the primary time since his devastating defeat to rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Poirier now faces a title problem this weekend after asserting his dominance because the main contender for Charles Oliveira’s belt.
After recording a second victory towards McGregor he has since claimed he may see “desperation” in his opponent’s eyes that helped him pounce on victory.
“[McGregor said] submissions do not rely and he tried to submit me,” Poirier instructed the UFC YouTube channel. “The primary one to shoot is a dusty b**** and he is the one making an attempt to take me down.
“Loads of stuff that we simply let this man proceed to run his mouth. If his leg would not have broke, I might have broke his coronary heart. The struggle was going dangerous for him, I used to be in full management.
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“I noticed that look in his eye of desperation, that I noticed in Abu Dhabi. I used to be going to knock him out. He wasn’t going to struggle for 5 rounds with me.”
McGregor now faces numerous choices upon his UFC return which embrace light-weight tilts towards Michael Chandler and Rafael Dos Anjos.
A welterweight trilogy can be doable with Nate Diaz though it appears more and more unlikely with the American within the ultimate struggle of his UFC contract.
The 33-year-old has additionally demanded he receives a title shot upon his return regardless of being ranked as No.9 within the division.
Regardless of holding an curiosity in a possible fourth showdown with Poirier sooner or later, McGregor has been instructed to “give it a relaxation” by UFC star Robert Whittaker after his current declare.
“You’ve received to ask, however what are we going to see? Conor and Poirier 7? 8? 9?” Whittaker joked in an interview with Fox News in Australia.
“Are they solely going to struggle one another for the remainder of their profession? Come on mate, give it a relaxation.”