McGregor used "spray" to heal elbow injury after sparring Polish champion

Conor McGregor has recalled a sparring story against a Polish champion where spray healed a pre-fight elbow injury.

The Irish star is currently recovering from a broken leg injury suffered in defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

McGregor is continuing his visit to America, where he visited a baseball game and bowled the first pitch.

And he has recalled an astonishing story of him healing a pre-fight injury to his elbow suffered while sparring a Polish champion.

"My first experience with this spray was when I was in Portugal right I was preparing for a fight in training camp," McGregor told Marquee Sports Network.

"I was sparring this heavy Polish guy he came out to the gym and he was Polish champion, and he threw a really heavy knee so [I] put my guard up.

"He hit my funny bone in my elbow with his knee, and my elbow started swelling and I literally couldn't extend it.

'Within an hour or so I was concerned I would miss the fight, so I put this Tidal spray on it and it regained my full range of movement and I could extend my arm again.

"I have had even worse things like meniscus tears and shoulder tears, and they have reduced with impact bruising in a couple of days."

McGregor has suffered various injury problems during his career, and was reported to have suffered "stress fractures" in the build-up to the Poirier defeat.

UFC president Dana White has also previously claimed that McGregor suffers from chronic arthritis in his ankles.

The Irishman is pondering a number of options upon his return, and has given a more positive injury update ahead of his comeback.

I feel like I could kick right now,” McGregor told journalist Adam Glyn. “I honestly feel like I could kick right now.

"But I’m just got to listen to the doctors and listen to the people that guided me, that’s what I’ve done so far. I’ve committed myself to the work. I’m back on the feet. It feels so good to be back on the feet.

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“I was upset for a little while, it’s not been easy, there’s been a few ups and downs on this, it’s probably one of the wildest things that’s ever happened to me in my life.

"It’s not been fun, smooth sailing, but I got through it. I’ve had my family, my close team by my side, and we’re getting there. Still a long way, I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, like I said I feel like I can kick now, I’m not advised to kick yet.

"But I’m going to get back. You think a broken bone is going to stop me? Think again.”

McGregor's antics outside of the cage have captured the attention in recent weeks.

He was caught up in a clash with Machine Gun Kelly at the VMA's last week, against doctors advice by attending the awards.

And the 33-year-old has been warned his "gimmick" could take over his fighting achievements by UFC analyst Chael Sonnen.

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