Conor McGregor, surprisingly enough, went for a Guillotine Choke in his UFC 264 match against Dustin Poirier (back in 2021)…
Claiming that it was because his left leg (which he fractured at the end of the first round) was already broken at that stage.
“The Notorious” hasn’t competed since then. But it seems that he will be coming back to the octagon soon enough.
What’s more, he recently shared an update on his future plans – as well as a bit of the background behind the Guillotine situation:
Lead hook kick work out of both stances, pre my last fight.
You can see i have the stranding back leg double shin padded and taped up as the damage was mounting on the stress fractures.
I wasn’t to be deterred tho. Not then, not now, not ever.
McGregor explained further:
Where there is a will, there is a way and praise be to to helio (Gracie) there is a billion ways to win a fight.
I didn’t get to let a lot of these weapons go in my last fight as it snapped pretty early on in the fight.
I just didn’t bare weight on it till the last few seconds of the round.
I developed the ability to fight on one leg when recovering from a full ACL tear years prior so I was able to maneuver around it until the end.
He then elaborated on the Guillotine:
One of the reasons I went for the guillotine was the leg was already broke.
I won all of my UFC world titles essentially on one paw. All 3 of them.
Heavy is the fight game, only God knows and only God can judge.
Anyways, happy days because it’s not broke now. Now it’s titanium.
Conor McGregor prior to his last fight against Dustin Poirier 🤯 pic.twitter.com/atDCq9dFtP
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) November 2, 2023