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.
It was previously reported that Conor McGregor will be out of action until next year. While speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC President Dana White stated that he expected Conor McGregor to make his return in a year.
“He’ll be back in a year. He’ll be in L.A. for a little while. I don’t know if he’s gonna fly home, or what he’s gonna do.”
The fourth fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was already confirmed by Dana White. We will have to wait and see if Conor McGregor will be using his time well and make a triumphant return to the Octagon.