The much-anticipated clash between the two heavyweights of the UFC world - Conor Mcgregor and Dustin Poirier - ended in a disappointing way. The two, whose head-to-head battle was tied at 1-1, couldn't end their third fight in the way they or any other fan would have expected it to be and the reason for it was McGregor breaking his left leg in the game.
In the final seconds of the first round of the match on Saturday night, McGregor's broken leg forced the doctor's intervention. The consequences saw Poirier eventually earning a win to lead 2-1 against the Irishman. Later, UFC President Dana White revealed that McGregor broke his "lower tibia in his left shin".
Here is the video of McGregor's injury:
After the injury, McGregor failed to get back on his feet and had to be taken away on a stretcher to the hospital from the octagon.
The fight on Saturday night started with McGregor being tactically smarter than the previous game between the duo, however, a prepared Poirier showed the amazing skills of mixing his defence and attack to give a tough fight. Even the Irishman's guillotine choke couldn't trouble and hold Poirier for long, who, in return, landed heavy punches on his opponent.
This is not over: McGregor
Despite breaking his leg in the game, 'The Notorious' made it clear that it's not over between the two of them- he and Poirier.
"This is not over," said an injured McGregor with a strapped ankle after the loss. "If I have to take it outside, let's take it outside," he added.
McGregor vs Poirier fights
Notably, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met for the first time inside an octagon at UFC 178 in September 2014. The featherweight fight saw McGregor sealing the game in his favor in Round 1 of the fight. 'The Notorious' landed some severe punches on Poirier to win the game in just 1 minute and 46 seconds. However, the second fight between the duo - which took place in January 2021 - saw a contrasting result in comparison to the previous one. It was the main event of UFC 257, wherein Poirier won in Round 2 with 2 minutes 32 seconds on the clock. Meanwhile, the third fight, which saw McGregor ending in an unfortunate way, helped Poirier lead 2-1 against the Irishman.