UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje has slammed Conor McGregor’s LA lifestyle before his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
The Notorious set up shop in the City of Angels in the final weeks before his UFC 264 rubber match with his old featherweight rival.
McGregor, 33, failed to exact revenge on The Diamond, snapping his left tibia and fibula in the final seconds of the first round.
The cause of McGregor’s horrific injury has yet to be isolated, but former interim lightweight champion Gaethje has claimed the break was the result of the Irishman ‘drinking too much soya milk.’
He told ESPN: “My take would be that he is hanging around LA drinking too much soya milk.
“And there was clearly no obvious check that should have caused a break (leg) like that.
“It’s got to just be a freak occurrence, or the guy has weak bones but I can’t explain it and none of us can.”
McGregor is currently 1-3 in his last four outings and hasn’t tasted victory at lightweight since his 2016 masterclass over Eddie Alvarez.
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Fan favourite Gaethje was eager to share the cage with the Dubliner before his two-fight skid and believes a fight with the UFC’s poster boy will never materialise.
The Highlight said: “After he choose Cowboy [Donald Cerrone] and it went down in history that I had an opportunity to fight him between Tony (Ferguson) and Khabib [Nurmagomedov], but I never received an official offer.
“In my mind, the ultimate goal was to beat Khabib and then Conor and that was worth the risk, so that was what I chose.
“But [fighting McGregor] could have been a possibility then, maybe. But I think the chances are [now] zero per cent.
“Because I think he’ll fight, if once or twice [more], and it won’t be guys like me.
My take would be that he is hanging around LA drinking too much soya milk
Justin Gaethje on Conor McGregor’s leg break
“It’ll be guys like Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, you know, favourable match-ups.”
McGregor’s recovery is going better than expected, with the former two-division champion recently putting 50 per cent of his body weight on the injured leg courtesy of an anti-gravity treadmill.
Late last month, Mystic Mac shared a video of himself walking on the treadmill with the accompanying caption: “Today is a momentous day!!!
“I walked for the first time since surgery. Bearing 50% of my big body weight!
“I also done it in the brand new ‘Irish Green’ Virgil Louis Abloh’s!
“A long way to go yet but a massive personal boost for me today!
“Thank you all for the continued support everyone. God bless, happy Saturday.”
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