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Conor McGregor Breaks Leg In Brutal First Round Loss To Dustin Poirier

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Conor McGregor Breaks Leg In Brutal First Round Loss To Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor broke his leg as he lost to lightweight rival Dustin Poirier last night.

The Irishman, aggressively started the UFC 264 fight in Vegas, by targetting Poirier with leg kicks, but after seeming to hear McGregor's leg crack during one exchange, he took his opponent to the ground.

Both fighters returned to their feet, before both swung at each other and missed. Then, McGregor stepped back before his leg collapsed beneath him, sparking speculation he might have fractured a bone.

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He managed to somehow keep going until the end of the round, when the fight was stopped.

After the fight, Poirier called McGregor a 'dirtbag' during his post-fight interview with commentator Joe Rogan. He also accused the 32-year-old of cheating, saying he pushed his fingers inside his gloves as they were grappling.

Poirier said he was trying to tell ref Herb Dean about it.

The BBC reports Poirier said: "He fractured it in one of the checks at the beginning of the fight and he broke it on a punch, for sure. I felt something, he was kicking me hard.

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"There's no coming back from that.

"He was saying he was going to murder me, that I'd leave here in a coffin. You don't talk like that about people.

"I hope he gets home safe to his beautiful family."

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But never one to bite his tongue, McGregor also let loose afterwards, saying it's not over.

"I was boxing the bleeding head off him, kicking the bleeding legs off him, the usual s***e, tried to go the distance," McGregor said.

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"This is not over, if I have to take this outside it's all outside, I don't give a b*****s."

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Adding: "Your wife is in my DMs, I'll chat to you later on.

"Hit me back up I'll chat to you later on, I'll be at the after party at the Wynn night club. You look in bits you little h*e."

The loss takes McGregor to 1-3 in the cage since 2016, which is when he left UFC and moved to boxing, where he took on Floyd Mayweather.

With the victory, Poirier has earned the chance to recapture the lightweight title he held on an interim basis in 2019 prior to a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor

Amelia Ward
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