LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor talked all forms of smack and vowed that Dustin Poirier would leave the Octagon at T-Mobile Enviornment after their mild-weight fight Saturday within the vital event of UFC 264 on a stretcher.
But it turns out that it was as soon as McGregor who got the stoop out of the cage. He wreck his left leg when he was as soon as dropped by Poirier with about 10 seconds left within the vital round of their rubber match.
Poirier dropped McGregor abet against the cage into his corner and McGregor’s leg collapsed below him. Poirier landed so a lot of ground and pound photos ahead of the bell rang.
But McGregor by no manner got off the canvas and referee Herb Dean, after crouching and talking to McGregor, stopped the bout.
Poirier said he thought McGregor had fractured the leg earlier when he checked a kick, nonetheless it surely rolled abet badly below him after the big punch Poirier landed.
McGregor received the vital fight between them at UFC 178 in 2014 by first-round elevate out. But Poirier received the rest two and now moves on to a title fight against mild-weight champion Charles Oliveira, who was as soon as seated at cageside.
With extinct President Trump among a boatload of distinguished other folks and celebrities in attendance, McGregor opened mercurial with a spinning abet kick that Poirier dodged.
Interviewed by Joe Rogan sitting down within the cage, McGregor bellowed “Right here is now not over.”
But he was as soon as taking arresting photos from Poirier all thru the second half of the round.
The irony of the ending sequence is that McGregor mocked warring parties who got submission victories and said he didn’t rely them. That perceived to be a now not-so-flattering reference to ex-champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory over him in 2018.
But McGregor then went for a guillotine after they fell to the bottom.
Poirier was as soon as affected person and escaped the guillotine and then began to land some arresting photos on McGregor. He blasted McGregor with an elbow aesthetic after getting out of the guillotine and then was as soon as doing some vital ground-and-pound.
McGregor tried upkicks to raise up Poirier off him and Poirier within the ruin backed off behind within the round to earn the fight up. Poirier landed a straight left hand that despatched McGregor abet and gave him the fight.
Pointless to declare, it was as soon as surrounded by drama on story of it was as soon as McGregor, nonetheless it surely was as soon as certain that Poirier took the round and was as soon as in voice of the bout.
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