CONOR MCGREGOR’s right calf is still badly swollen – two weeks after his stunning loss to Dustin Poirier.
The southpaw’s lead leg took a battering last month in his UFC 257 defeat to the former interim lightweight champion, who levelled their series with a stunning second-round TKO victory in Abu Dhabi.
Poirier’s ruthless calf-kicks immobilised McGregor, who was left with a dead leg and required crutches after the fight.
The Irishman is back on his feet and no longer needing crutches, although his right shin has yet to return to its normal size.
McGregor, 32, provided his legion of fans an update on his leg via his Instagram story, uploading two pictures that showed his calf still had considerable swelling.
Poirier’s decision to aggressively target McGregor’s lead leg surprised many, including The Notorious.
The UFC’s poster boy said: “That calf kick, that low calf kick – I’ve never experienced that before. It was a good one.
“It’s not that I don’t have the style in me to switch it up and keep that at bay.
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“I’ve a lot more weapons that I didn’t get to show. It wasn’t my night but no excuses. Hats off!”
After the fight, Poirier’s boxing coach, Dyah Davis, revealed to SunSport the game plan was to make the former two-division champion a sitting duck before going in for the kill.
He said: “We all as a team put it all together. We knew we would chop him down early, that we’d chop him down like a tree.
“Start from the base, start from the bottom, and work our way up.
“So we started with the leg kicks and eventually put the punches together and in time put him out of there.”
McGregor is champing at the bit to get back in the cage and decide his series with The Diamond once and for all.
He said: “What a trilogy I now have on my hands. Exciting!
“With a handle on the leg kicks I will get back to having fun in there.
“I was in second gear cruising this fight. Best condition I’ve ever been in.
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“After the wrestling and clinch exchanges my shots still held their pop. First time for me with this so I am very encouraged to keep going.
“It was the first time I did not use/nor need the stool between rounds also. I did need the stool after though that’s for sure.
“I am extremely happy I did not need to use the stool between rounds here anyway. Another first for me!
“I am most certainly on the right path. Despite the loss I am on the correct path of evolution.”