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Conor's Bad Break

Postby oragami_itto on Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:23 am

So how many of you still train low leg kicks? This is like the third of fourth time I've seen one get checked and end in the hospital.

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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby GrahamB on Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:00 am

I think he skipped the act humble for a week part this time.

That low kick wasn’t low enough / he hit the knee and broke his foot
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby Bao on Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:53 am

So how many of you still train low leg kicks?


A snap kick to the area right below the knee can cause severe damage and from close range it can be very hard to counter.
... I have never seen it done in an MMA fight though ... :p
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby Steve James on Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:50 am

Hard against hard, something is going to give.

Conor should have stuck it out, though, after saying Dustin's wife wanted to see his balls.
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby everything on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:20 am

Ugh that looks gruesome. When I broke my arm, it looked floppy like that where it broke, but it looks more gruesome on an ankle like that when he had to fall down.

So it was a round kick that landed at the wrong spot, then he rolled it and broke it further?
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby oragami_itto on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:26 am

His opponent says it came from him checking Conor's kicks early in the fight. Like that started the fracture that became a full break on an awkward step.
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby everything on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:29 am

i've broken a finger, but don't think I fractured a foot bone. but those tiny bones and tissues are remarkably fragile. i don't think "iron foot" training is going to change that fundamental anatomy. I thought the technique/contact point was to use foot or shin against the larger upper leg tissue? What was he trying to do?
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby GrahamB on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:33 am

I think he fractured it during one of these

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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby everything on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:36 am

ah thanks a lot. .... so his aim was just a little off? or he did hit his desired target, but it just didn't work out?
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby GrahamB on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:43 am

well who knows...

I mean, if you're aim is to go for the thigh you risk getting the knee by mistake. He's also hitting karate style - which is with the instep of the foot, not Muay Thai style, which is with the shin.So that's higher risk as well.

The "in trend" thing to do is hit low to the calf, because you mess up their leg with minimal risk to your own.
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby GrahamB on Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:52 am

Or maybe he just needs to drink more milk? ;D
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby oragami_itto on Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:21 am

GrahamB wrote:Or maybe he just needs to drink more milk? ;D


Or kick bamboo!! :D
Rolling pin on the shins?


Here's some doctor echoing the thought, with some great video of just before the snap
https://mobile.twitter.com/jmthrivept/s ... 2262859777
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby everything on Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:10 pm

general combat sports rules question.

if you break your limb trying to strike the opponent, so the doctor says you can't go on, you should lose?

I mean I guess it makes sense, but in a way, it doesn't.
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby oragami_itto on Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:52 pm

everything wrote:general combat sports rules question.

if you break your limb trying to strike the opponent, so the doctor says you can't go on, you should lose?

I mean I guess it makes sense, but in a way, it doesn't.


If you're physically unable to continue fighting, that's a TKO
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Re: Conor's Bad Break

Postby marvin8 on Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:23 pm

everything wrote:So it was a round kick that landed at the wrong spot, then he rolled it and broke it further?

Coach Kavanagh says Conor injured his ankle in camp, before the fight. Then during the fight, he kicked Dustin’s Elbow causing the break.

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Coach Kavanaugh has confirmed that The Fight Queen and others were correct in their suspicions/assessments of the freak injury that occurred to UFC lightweight contender “The Notorious” Conor McGregor at UFC 264 and that it was indeed Dustin’s elbow connecting with the end of Conor’s teep kick that caused the horrific break.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6faGmW-O2M

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In an interview with Laura Sanko on Instagram live John Kavanagh confirms Conor McGregor had an ankle injury prior to UFC 264:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY93HazMQ6s
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