The long-standing rivalry between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier remains one of the most highly discussed topics in the MMA world. It culminated in their fight at UFC 264 on July 10th.
The main event truly had a big fight feel as many fans were excited to see which competitor would end up victorious. In the end, Dustin Poirier would win the fight in a shocking manner after Conor McGregor fractured his ankle at the end of the first round. Poirier won the fight via TKO.
While speaking with Laura Sanko for W2W, Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh revealed that McGregor joked about participating in a wheelchair boxing match back in Ireland, after suffering a broken ankle.
“It wasn’t long after that he was making some jokes. There’s this charity boxing match going on back home in Ireland. Have you heard about it? So the main event is a guy who was in a wheelchair and he’s having a wheelchair boxing fight with an ex-Olympian Paddy Barnes, an amazing boxer.
Now the co-main event was Conor. Conor had volunteered to be the co-main event where he was gonna box there’s a guy called Al Foran who is an impressionist. You might have seen him do some of Conor’s impressions. So Conor’s gonna fight Conor in the co-main event.
But anyway in the heat of all this he just turned and [said], ‘You know, I’m gonna do the wheelchair boxing fight now’ because he’s off his feet for a while. He made a joke about that.”
Conor McGregor already had successful surgery for his injury and will now be taking time off to recuperate in order to face off against Dustin Poirier in their fourth fight together.