Conor McGregor’s ankle break at UFC 264 may seem like a freak accident, but Joe Rogan suggests the uptick in bone breaks is a growing trend.
Rogan, a commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), was on the broadcast when McGregor broke his ankle at the end of round one in his fight with Dustin Poirier at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sat., July 10. Some fans have chalked up the ankle break as a freak accident; however, Rogan says it could be the future.
“Here’s what’s really crazy. There have been so many fights in the UFC and to have all these breaks in a row. Jacare Souza had his arm broken (watch here), Chris Weidman got his leg broken. There’s been a ton of breaks over and over again. People are getting good at breaking people’s bones,” Rogan said on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. (h/t BJ Penn). “The Chris Weidman one was a freak accident. The crazy thing is there have only been four-leg breaks like that in the history of the UFC and Chris Weidman has been involved in two of them.”
“The odds are insane,” he continued. “Anderson Silva threw a kick had he checked it and Anderson broke his leg. He threw it and Uriah Hall checked it and he broke his leg. Crazy. The odds of these things happening in this number are nuts.”
Poirier (28-6) was officially awarded a technical knockout (TKO) victory at the end of round one as a result of McGregor’s (22-6) broken ankle. “The Diamond” improved to 2-1 in the series against “The Notorious” one.
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