The rivalry between Conor Mcgregor and Dustin Poirier reached a whole new level as it culminated in the main event of UFC 264, as the two fighters took each other on in the highly anticipated fight.
In a very shocking finish to the fight, Conor McGregor fractured his ankle at the end of the first round and Dustin Poirier was declared the winner via TKO after the fight ended due to doctor’s stoppage.
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.
Since his crushing defeat, many fans have been telling Conor McGregor to retire from MMA for good. While speaking to Karyn Bryant, Tyron Woodley talked about fans wanting Conor McGregor to retire. Woodley stated that McGregor should do what his heart desires and that ‘spectators’ shouldn’t tell McGregor what to do.
”It ain’t nobody’s job to tell a fighter when it’s time to walk away. Conor’s been at the top for a very long time. He got injured, he got a loss, but he has beat a lot of people up. A lot of people have been injured on his watch. So, it’s up to him. Yeah, he’s made money, yeah, he’s done a lot of stuff. I honestly wouldn’t tell him anything. Whatever his heart desires to do,
How do we take his whole career and sit back from the spectator’s standpoint and tell him what he should do because he got injured? Nah. Whatever you wanna do, he’s gonna do.”
It was previously reported that Conor McGregor will be out of action until next year. We will have to wait and see what shape Conor McGregor will be in once he returns to the Octagon.