Conor McGregor claimed earlier this week that high-profile UFC personnel new that his leg already had stress fractures prior to his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last weekend, but now a Nevada State Commission official has denied any knowledge of the issue.
“If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn’t fit to fight, we wouldn’t let them compete,” NAC executive Bennett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It would go to a doctor, and a doctor would make that decision as the expert.”
McGregor hadn’t directly accused the commission, but had claimed that there was talk within the UFC about the fight potentially being pulled due to the condition of his leg.
“I was injured going into the fight,” McGregor had said during an Instagram Live Q&A this week after being released from hospital. “People were asking me when was the leg break – at what point did the leg break? Ask Dana White. Ask the UFC. Ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC. They knew. My leg – I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.”
It’s a comment that puts the UFC in an uncomfortable position, and so far there hasn’t been an official response from the promotion.
However, McGregor has already posted up multiple photos of him nursing an apparent leg injury and wrapping it up during training for the fight, along with what appears to be x-ray’s, while he’s claimed that there will be a Netflix documentary showing behind-the-scenes footage that may well shed further light on the matter, so it looks like this story isn’t going away any time soon.