Thursday, September 25, 2014

In his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription), Dave Meltzer said that UFC featherweight Conor McGregor is rumored to have a hand injury.

“There are reports from Ireland that McGregor suffered a serious hand injury within the last few weeks and had electrical tape on it of late and spent time working on defensive wrestling techniques that didn’t involve using his thumb,” wrote Meltzer. “On UFC Embedded, McGregor, now in Las Vegas was shown with his hand all wrapped but nobody has publicly acknowledged the injury.”

Multiple UGers from Ireland said they had heard no such rumors, and there is thought that it wouldn't be past McGregor to spread the rumor himself, just to get inside Poirier's head.