The much-anticipated trilogy fight at UFC 264 between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ended in a rather controversial manner earlier this month. With one wins for both the MMA fighters, it was down to the ultimate decider. A lot of trash talk had taken place between both the opponents in the lead up to the contest and the stage was set for an extremely fiery and grueling fight.
However, things turned upside down for 'the Notorius' during the fight as he broke his leg during the fight. Notably, McGregor got a damage on his lower tibia in the shin and was ruled out of the match by the doctor. The Irishman was certainly not pleased with the way he lost the match and had some stern words for his opponent in his post-fight interview.
Did McGregor cross the limits in his post-fight interview?
The 33-year-old was clearly angry with how the fight had panned out as he vented out his frustration after the fight. Apart from firing shots at his opponent for his actions inside the ring, things got slightly dirty as McGregor got personal and got Poirier's wife into the conversation.
I certainly don't condone that kind of talk: Marc Rantner
The Irishman received a lot of flak from the fans worldwide for his unsportsmanlike behaviour and demanded punishment for him for crossing the limits. Reflecting on the whole controversy, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs (UFC), Mr. Marc Ratner said, "I don't know if we're going to have an actual code of conduct meeting, but there's certainly, with some senior executives including Dana that are very much aware of that, and we certainly, and I certainly don't condone that kind of talk. There's no reason for that."
Mr. Ratner added that Conor has always a very good loser in his own way in past, suggesting that he was slightly surprised with the Irishman's behaviour after the loss to Poirier. He also criticized Joe Rogan for interviewing the Notorious just after the match when he was lying down, frustrated after the defeat.
"Maybe you shouldn't interview him when he's on the ground with a broken leg and maybe that comes into play because who knows what he's going to say, but yeah I think that there's been conversations with Conor," Marc Ratner concluded.