Conor McGregor broke his leg in another devastating loss to Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Doctors stopped the fight at the end the first round.
It was a disappointing end to an action-packed fight that took place on Saturday. UFC champ McGregor, who was still trying to land McGregor, stumbled backwards and trapped his foot under his own leg.
The McGregor was declared unfit to continue the fight, prompting referee Herb Dean who took the doctor’s instructions and called in the medics.
McGregor was interviewed in the Octagon with his leg in a cast and ranting about his misfortunes.
“I was punching him in the head, and kicking his leg. He was doing the usual, which is diving to keep the distance. He roared, “This is not over”
A loss to dustin poirier
McGregor winning at featherweight in 2014, and Poirier getting revenge at lightweight Abu Dhabi in January, their fight was marred by bad blood. This contrasts with a face-off earlier in the year, where they paid each other compliments.
Although American Poirier was on home soil, McGregor’s entrance to The Boss by James Brown was met with boos and there was no friendly touch before the fight.
McGregor was quick to get going, switching between high kicks and low kicks while dancing in and outside of range. Both fighters kept a fast pace.
As the fight moved to the mat, Poirier was in the top position. McGregor was then freed from the choke and he began to throw thunderous elbows and punches at McGregor loss.
McGregor responded, but Poirier appeared set to end the fight. However, Poirier abruptly stopped his attack in round three to complain to Dean that McGregor was grasping at his gloves.
McGregor tried to swing and backed away but his footwork let McGregor down, snapping his leg.
Poirier stated that he had fractured his arm in one of the check at the start of the fight. He then broke it with a punch.