Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier faced off against each other in their third fight together in the main event of UFC 264, in what was a highly anticipated fight, to say the least.
The main event truly had a big fight feel as many fans were excited to see which competitor would end up victorious. In a shocking turn of events, Conor McGregor fractured his ankle at the end of the first round, leading to Dustin Poirier winning the fight via TKO
The Notorious One went under the knife in a 3.5-hour-long surgery for his fractured tibia. After the surgery was over, Conor McGregor provided an update on his condition, stating that he will be on crutches for 6 weeks.
However, it seems we have some bad news to report regarding McGregor’s recovery from his injury. According to the list of medical suspensions acquired by mixedmartialarts.com, Conor McGregor will be out of action until January of next year, effectively eliminating any chance of him competing this year.
Conor McGregor: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor for fractured leg or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10
The fourth fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was already confirmed by UFC President Dana White. Now it seems the fight won’t even take place until next year, so Conor McGregor has ample time to recover and actually train properly for the fight.