The bittersweet rivalry between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ended tonight with McGregor breaking his ankle in a freak accident. The medical group instantly rushed to McGregor’s assist and declared an ankle breakage. Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier closed the trilogy combat by spherical 1 TKO due to a physician stoppage. After the combat, Conor McGregor insisted on letting Poirier know that this combat ended with a doctor-stoppage. The Irishman was later carried out on a stretcher.
Conor McGregor was visibly in immense ache due to his freak damage. Whereas McGregor sat cage-side with the medical group, the judges declared Dustin Poirier the winner. In a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Dustin Poirier declared he felt Conor McGregor’s ankle crack when he checked certainly one of his kicks within the preliminary minutes of the combat. McGregor immediately reacted to this by denying his claims, whereas being attended to by the medical group.
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Conor McGregor clearly didn’t look happy with the end result of the combat. He began the combat by delivering a barrage of leg kicks and even tried a guillotine choke. Nevertheless, Dustin might free himself and later damage McGregor on the bottom by showering down jabs to the face as he gained the top-mount place.
Conor McGregor once more tried a guillotine choke, and Daniel Cormier instantly identified that he shouldn’t have achieved that. Unsuccessful in his second try and get Poirier below a choke, ‘the Diamond’ continued to capitalize on his top-mount place. Nevertheless, because the fighters stood again up, each fighters exchanged jabs. Throughout this trade, Conor McGregor broke his ankle as he stepped again towards the cage.
“That is a Physician Stoppage!”
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) July 11, 2021
Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ariel Helwani, Tony Ferguson, and extra had been fast to react to Conor McGregor’s second consecutive loss in opposition to Dustin Poirier.
Man, I ponder if he’ll ever combat once more after this.. heal up champ, that is horrible
— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 11, 2021
Half 4? Could make a robust case down the road.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 11, 2021
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) July 11, 2021
Good at all times defeats evil.
Very blissful for @DustinPoirier I hope you’ll get the belt finish of the 12 months
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) July 11, 2021
With UFC 264 ending on an unlucky observe, what’s subsequent for ‘the Infamous’ Conor McGregor? In current interviews, the Irishman has proven curiosity in combating Nate Diaz once more for the third time. After his current post-weigh-in conflict with Rafael dos Anjos, maybe that’s one combat that might come to fruition as properly. Conor McGregor might additionally select to change over to a re-run at boxing.
Whereas Conor McGregor nonetheless has a number of playing cards left on the desk, it’d take him some time to get better from this unlucky second loss. What do you suppose occurs subsequent with Conor McGregor?
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