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
While speaking to UFC Arabia, Dana White revealed how long Conor McGregor will be out of action. White stated that McGregor will be on the shelf for a year.
“That’d be a long time [a fourth fight against Dustin], Conor is gonna be out for a year. That would be a long time to wait. I don’t know. Who knows what the landscape is gonna look like in a year and what’s going on, I don’t know. I’m not even thinking about that. That doesn’t even cross my mind.”
McGregor already previously revealed that he is no longer wearing a cast on his leg and also started putting in work at the gym. We will have to wait and see what shape Conor McGregor will be in once he returns to the Octagon.