‘A bit scary’ – Conor McGregor gives unseen insight on broken leg in new Netflix documentary

A four-part documentary about Conor McGregor will be released on Netflix.

By: Milan Ordoñez | 1 month ago
‘A bit scary’ – Conor McGregor gives unseen insight on broken leg in new Netflix documentary
Here's the trailer for Conor McGregor's upcoming Netflix documentary | IMAGO | ZUMA

UFC superstar and pioneer ‘champ-champ’ Conor McGregor will be featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary. The four-part mini-series will chronicle McGregor’s recovery journey from the devastating leg-break he suffered during his third fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in 2021. 

The bout proved a major stalling point in McGregor’s career. After years of relative inactivity, the Irishman found himself in the Octagon twice in 2021 for a pair of rematch bouts against Dustin Poirier. The two first fought all the way back in 2014 at featherweight. Circle back seven years, and McGregor’s fame has somewhat eclipsed his place in the UFC, while Poirier had turned himself into a perennial contender.

The ‘Diamond’ won their first rematch, via shocking second round TKO. Six months later, they met again. McGregor has claimed his leg was already damaged heading in to the bout, but most feel a checked kick at UFC 264 led to his left leg snapping down near the ankle. McGregor hasn’t returned to competition since.

Conor McGregor gives unseen insight on leg injury

As seen in the documentary trailer below, Conor McGregor gave fans a behind the scenes look at his injury from his hospital bed. There, he openly admitted to fearing losing everything he’d worked for over his entire career in one fell swoop. 

“I thought it was over as well. I thought it was over as well, that’s why I flipped into a different mode,” he said, referring to his post-fight actions. 

“It was the adrenaline, as well. I know I would’ve calmed down. And part of me was thinking, ‘Jesus, imagine (if) it was just taken away from me like that.’ I would be a different person, and it was a bit scary, to be honest with you.” 

Conor McGregor suffered a fractured tibia and fibula on his left leg, going so far as to ‘retire’ from competition to rehab the injury. While the path to recovery didn’t seem to have any complications, he has yet to finalize his return to action. 

Is Conor McGregor fighting in 2023?

McGregor recently wrapped up the filming of the 31st season of the Ultimate Fighter, where he served as a coach opposite former Bellator champion Michael Chandler. As it’s customary for opposing coaches, McGregor and Chandler are slated to face each other some time later this year, after TUF 31 has aired. 

However, the 34-year-old has yet to sort out his issue with USADA, as the UFC has remained silent on his drug-testing status. Conor McGregor himself has been evasive when it comes to USADA-related questions. 

According to longtime UFC title contender Urijah Faber, who recently spoke with McGregor, the UFC’s top superstar will be back in action this year. 

“I actually had a few interactions with him,” Faber recently told The Schmo. “And he said this Ultimate Fighter season was gonna be a whole different animal because he was gonna use it for his training camp, and he’s gonna be dialed in, and it’s a whole new him. I believe he believes that. 

“The guy is a manifest machine, he can make things happen, and I think we’ll see him back.” 

Conor McGregor’s recent streak

In recent years, McGregor hasn’t been active and winning as he did during his early UFC career. The 34-year-old has gone 1-3 in his last four fights, with his only win coming against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in 2020. 

Prior to the UFC 264 leg break, McGregor suffered his first-ever TKO loss also against Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. His current record stands at 22-6.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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