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Conor McGregor was NOT knocked out in sparring

A case of fake news – Wheeler is injured!

Another week, another rumour that McGregor has been bested in sparring!

This week the news circulating is that Conor McGregor was knocked out in sparring by Cage Warriors’ Bradley Wheeler – The news has done its rounds and is being picked up by major news organisations including The Independent, The Sun, and The Mirror.

MMAThread.com can exclusively confirm that the news is, in fact, false – We contacted Bradley Wheeler earlier today to get some clarification on the situation and this is what he told us.

“I fought on Cage Warriors on June 2nd, I found out the day after the fight I had a few fractures in my leg from an injury I had done a week before the fight. I was in a cast for 4 weeks then on crutches for 3 weeks. So I don’t know how I’ve managed to do this with one leg, I haven’t hit pads for 8 weeks, let alone spar.”

On discussing how he found out about his name being used in these rumours he said: “I have seen a post where they even used my picture, I was like what the f**k, where has this come from?”

These fresh rumours come after former WBO, IBO, and WBA Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas made the claims earlier this week that McGregor was knocked out in sparring by Brendon Rios, it seems as though many media outlets, including the ones above, have put a false spin on this story and changed Rios to Bradley WheelerRios himself has gone on record to state that the rumours surround him are also false and that he has never even met Conor McGregor.

So there you have it, the rumours are false and just another case of fake news – What is your take on this story? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to check back with MMAThread.com for all your latest MMA News.

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