A few days ago Anthony Smith raised a red flag over the fact that Conor McGregor isn’t currently in the USADA testing pool despite still being under contract with the UFC following the broken leg he suffered last year, and ‘The Notorious’ hasn’t taken kindly to his implication that he may have taken PED’s.
“It bothers the f*** out of me that he pulled himself out of the USADA testing pool,” Smith had said on Michael Bisping’s “Believe You Me” podcast.
“There’s only one reason you would do that. He’s looking jacked as sh*t. You keep seeing videos of him flexing in front of mirrors and screaming and he’s huge. He healed really fast. Like, really fast.”
McGregor has since blasted back at the UFC fighter / analyst.
“This rat spoke to weidman who’d the same horrific injury and is having severe complications still, is bothered that I was able to heal/return to a normal way of life,” McGregor said of Smith. “He, like many other rats in my game, would be happier if I wasn’t able to play with my children the same again.
“The audacity of this loser! @lionheartasmith you’re a loser. The % of the bones joining back after a break like this is so low. You think I give a fuck about anything else. I am the most tested fighter all time in combat sport. I give everything to this game. You – Nothing!
Smith is also currently rehabbing after breaking his leg in a fight against Magomed Ankalaev earlier this year, but McGregor certainly doesn’t see him as a kindred spirit in that regard.
“I thought you broke your leg yourself in your last fight lol you little dope,” McGregor said alongside a video of Smith limping out of the arena with the help of his cornermen after his fight with Ankalaev. “You embarrassment of a man! Keep my name out of your fucking mouth. Prick.
“Hahahaah walk it off you little tick. Broken leg my bollox. Embarrassing!”
Smith had explained several months ago that he’d suffered a highly unusual fracture that at first glance could have been mistaken for a broken ankle instead.
“It’s in such a weird spot, they can’t even plate it,” Smith said on Michael Bisping’s podcast back in August. “Pins and screws. It’s in a weird spot. It’s a medial malleolus break. … There’s another bone that’s dislocated, that won’t go back in until they fix it. It’s not like a typical combat sports break. It’s a weird break. Dr. [Jeffrey Davidson, medical adviser for the UFC] said in 29 years, he’s never seen it in combat sports. It’s in my ankle, but it’s a continuation of my leg bone, into my ankle.”
Meanwhile, McGregor has revealed that he’d actually disclosed to USADA what he was going to do to help with the healing of his leg before he did it, though notably he doesn’t go into the specifics of what that entailed.
“Everything was fully disclosed before I began,” McGregor wrote. “The state of allowance for athletes to recover from injuries as horrific as the one I overcame must be assessed. My thoughts are with Weidman and Anderson Silva. The 3 of us, and only us, know the severity of this injury.”