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.
There was also a lot of debate as to how Conor McGregor broke his ankle in the first place. A doctor would dismiss a claim made by Dustin Poirier regarding the injury. McGregor would then claim that he had stress fractures in his leg prior to the fight.
For many fans, Conor McGregor stopped being a legend and many felt he was past his prime and was no longer a big deal. While speaking to Submission Radio, Tyron Woodley accused Conor McGregor of chasing clout and only wanted to be famous. Tyron Woodley added that he was never a great fighter either.
“It would’ve been great, it would’ve been whipped cream on the top but I was after greatness. He was after clout, he was after being infamous and he just happened to actually be good. I don’t consider Conor to be great, there are so many fighters that are better than Conor. Conor’s a good fighter, he was better at brainwashing people, getting into their minds, doing research, and press conferences and you know, getting under their skin and forcing them out of their zone. He never done that to me, he did that [to] Eddie Alvarez, he was doing it to RDA.”
It was previously reported that Conor McGregor will be out of action until next year. 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 in good shape once he makes his return to the Octagon.