The UFC world has been left shocked after Conor McGregor broke his decrease tibia, bringing an finish to his trilogy battle with Dustin Poirier in stunning style.
Poirier was on prime within the opening spherical and had McGregor on the bottom for a great two minutes earlier than the Irishman received again to his ft.
Then he took a step and McGregor collapsed to the bottom after he went to throw a punch.
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Replays later confirmed McGregor’s left leg buckle beneath him because the siren sounded with referee Herb Dean calling the bout off as he was knowledgeable of the damage.
“You’ve received to be kidding me,” Joe Rogan stated in commentary.
“That’s it after 5 minutes, Conor McGregor seemingly breaking his ankle on the finish of the spherical.
“Oh my goodness. He fell again on his personal ankle and broke it that’s loopy. That’s really the shin I’m guessing from the place it’s bending it seems to be above the ankle.
“I’m rendered speechless. The one factor we assured you was one thing loopy would occur and under no circumstances the best way anybody threw it up.”
It introduced the battle to a detailed and whereas Poirier had been dominating it was fairly the anticlimactic end.
“That’s a health care provider’s stoppage,” McGregor screamed from the bottom.
Poirier claimed McGregor had suffered the damage earlier within the battle.
“He fractured it in one of many checks earlier within the battle and it broke on a punch,” he stated.
“Once I pointed at it at the start of the battle, that’s when he did it. I felt one thing. He was kicking me exhausting.
“Simply on the twist of the punch.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov took the chance to take a shot at McGregor on social media, tweeting after the battle: “Good all the time defeats evil. Very glad for @DustinPoirier. I hope you’re going to get the belt finish of the 12 months.”
Within the lead-up to UFC 264 McGregor informed ESPN’s Stephen A Smith that Nurmagomedov has executed nothing within the sport.
“The place’s he gone although? The place’s he now?,” he requested.
“Yeah, why? He went sprinting. He’s gone, s**t his jocks, turned fats and is using off… He’s executed nothing within the sport. F**okay all he’s executed within the sport.”
McGregor additionally took intention at his outdated foe, dismissing the standard of fighters he had got here up in opposition to throughout his profession after being reminded of Nurmagomedov’s 13-0 UFC file.
“Yeah, sensible. And what? If he’s 13-0 preventing guys with three wins and 6 losses, it was his father’s reveals,” he stated.
“His father had the reveals arrange and he was preventing guys with two wins and eight losses.
“That’s his file up till he’s 20-0. He has three fights on the trot within the UFC that executed him effectively, after which earlier than that, it’s nothing. It’s pullouts, couldn’t make weight. That’s that, and now he’s gone.”
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Nurmagomedov was fast to reply to that declare.
“There’s nothing higher on this sport than carry your opponent to the deep ocean, allow them to know what they’re about, and allow them to faucet,” he wrote on Instagram.
There’s nonetheless clearly loads of animosity between the pair since Nurmagomedov’s win in October 2018.