Conor McGregor had to leave UFC 202 on crutches

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UFC 202 was last night and it was truly incredible, topped off with a huge win for Conor McGregor over Nate Diaz.

McGregor fought smartly and effectively, coming in with a very clear game plan and executing it well as he picked up the majority decision win over his tough American counterpart, avenging the loss from UFC 196.

However, it seems that McGregor's win has come at something of a cost, as it was revealed that he needed crutches after the fight.


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From the very first bell, it was apparent that The Notorious One was going to barrage Diaz with a variety of leg kicks to try and keep his opponent at bay.

Time after time, McGregor planted heavy kicks on Diaz's lead leg, which the American likes to lean on heavily, to try and get him off his game. This worked well for McGregor, but it seems that it backfired somewhat, as the kicks did a lot of damage to the Irishman as well.

Following the fight, McGregor was spotted walking with the aid of crutches. It turns out using a lot of kicks isn't too easy on the kicker's feet and shins. 

Rumours abounded that McGregor had broken his foot on one of the kicks later on in the fight, but as of right now, that is still an unfounded claim.

Thanks to one screenshotter, you can clearly see on the UFC's Snapchat account that McGregor was having his shins and legs iced as well as walking with crutches to support him.

McGregor was also shown using the apparatus after leaving the octagon.

Winning certainly comes at a cost, but the millions McGregor will have made from the fight will have surely softened the blow.

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