Startling news out of Straight Blast Gym in Ireland, members of the media have received reports that UFC champion Conor McGregor was knocked out by a sparring partner during routine sparring. The knockout possibly broke his nose and he was reported to have had difficulty standing up. The veracity of these claims is uncertain. In mixed martial arts training there is generally a moral code of “What happens in the gym, stays in the gym” so it’s possible there is a mole in McGregor’s camp.
I was told by someone close to SBG, McGregor was allegedly knocked out cold in sparring today; possible broken nose, shaky to his feet.
— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) October 10, 2016
This type of news is usually highly suppressed by training camps and will likely be denied by McGregor’s camp at all costs. It is worth emphasizing that McGregor has never been knocked out in a professional contest.