Irish fighter Conor McGregor was defeated for the second time round in two fights after breaking his leg at the UFC 264 on Saturday. McGregor was stopped after the initial round against lightweight champion Dustin Poirier, with replays showing the Irishman’s ankle rolling over as he stepped backwards seconds before the round’s end. The fight was stopped by doctors, with Poirier receiving the second straight win in his trilogy rivalry against McGregor.
UFC president Dana White stated that McGregor and broken the lower tibia in his left shin, but McGregor was not bound to give up yet, stating ‘this is not over.’ McGregor had defeated Poirier in first round TKO back in 2014, but the 32-year-old American matched the score with a second-round TKO in January. The fight was furious and engaging for a full crowd present for the first time since March 2020. McGregor switched tactics and Poirier pushed forward with a flurry of punches, but the match had to be called off after the Irishman’s serious leg injury.
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