UFC megastar Conor McGregor will be fighting undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov this Saturday. That being said, it would appear that “Notorious” suffered a rather odd injury on his hand after a recent round of sparring.
Conor McGregor and the Dagestan native will headline UFC 229 on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will be featured live on pay-per-view for fight fans around the world.
Meanwhile, “Notorious” and Nurmagomedov recently faced off at a press conference in New York. During the conference, fight fans noticed that McGregor was sporting an injury on his hand. An image of the injury can be seen below.
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show later on the matter, Conor McGregor revealed that he actually knocked one of his sparring partner’s teeth out in training. Consequently, the tooth became embedded in his fist.
“Only the strong survive around this game. I was fighting a 90 kilo fighter, Ion Pascu, he’s a great solid fighter. They call him the bomber. Like me, I sometimes spar without a gum shield. I was sparring this guy, The Bomber, and I smacked him with a clean shot, and his tooth embedded into me.”
“A man’s tooth was embedded into my knuckle. Welcome to the fight game. The real fight game. Not that tip-tap sh-t you see so much of. You’ve got to get in and do it. You’re either going to do it or you’re not going to do it. Make a decision. It is what it is.”