The third encounter between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ends for the Irish in the ambulance – because of an unfortunate misstep.
the essentials in brief
- Conor McGregor seriously injured his left ankle in UFC 264.
- The injury forces the Irishman to give up his fight against Dustin Poirier.
- The 32-year-old may now even face the end of his career.
On Sunday, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met for the third time in the UFC. In January, the ex-double champion went against the American during his highly acclaimed comeback by knockout.
The highly anticipated rematch ended for the Irishman after only one lap – due to a horror injury. Seconds before the end of the round, Conor McGregor takes a step backwards and represents himself.
Immediately it becomes clear: the 32-year-old has seriously injured his foot. Repetition is not for the faint of heart. McGregor kinks, the ankle is badly affected – and the pain is great.
The Irishman is treated immediately in the ring, a continuation of the fight is out of the question. After the duel in January, Poirier also wins the third fight in the trilogy. And he doesn’t even have to finish it himself this time.
For former lightweight and featherweight champion McGregor, it could be the end of his MMA career. The 32-year-old wanted to start a final attack on the title with a clear win. Instead, a long rehab is ahead.