Conor McGregor faced a severe injury as he broke his left leg at the UFC 264 in Las Vegas on Saturday. The unfortunate injury to McGregor not only saw the much-anticipated clash getting finished in the first round itself but also helped his opponent Dustin Poirer win the game via TKO, with the latter eventually leading 2-1 against the Irishman.
After the game, UFC president Dana White revealed that McGregor broke his lower tibia in his left shin. Following this, the Notorious underwent a three-hour surgery on his leg in Los Angeles. After the surgery, the Irishman is expected to stay at the hospital for a couple of days before he’s allowed to return to Ireland.
Talking about his condition, McGregor’s manager Audie Attar gave an update on his injury. “The surgery was successful repairing his fractures of his tibia and fibula. His physicians included Dr. Neal ElAttrache from (Kerlan-Jobe), Conor's long time orthopedist, and trauma surgeon Dr. Milton Little from Cedars-Sinai,” Attar mentioned. His manager further added that both doctors are confident that McGregor would make a full recovery.
Meanwhile, the Irish fighter also took to social media to thank his fans for the wishes of his well-being. In the the same post, he termed Dustin Poirier's win as "illegitimate".
Onwards and Upwards we go: McGregor
Right after the three-hour surgery, the Irishman posted a video of his on social media, saying: "Just out of surgery room. Everything went to plan. Everything went perfect and I'm feeling tremendous. Six weeks on a crutch and we begin to build back."
McGregor also mentioned that “It’s not over”, indicating that fight between the two is still on. "You know, Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you've done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all," McGregor was seen mentioning in the video.
Khabib praises Poirier for his win over McGregor
MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov hailed Dustin Poirer for his win over the Irishman. “I think like one more time Dustin show us he is on another level than Conor right now. Because of hungry, because of focus, because of this sport don’t care about who you are. This sport care about only hard work (sic),” Khabib mentioned. He further added that Poirier’s show of display in Round 1 was enough to determine that he was clearly the superior fighter out of the two.