McGregor has now fought four times in the last five years and lost three times, including two in a row to Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor lost his rematch against Dustin Poirier after a bizarre end to the first round in which McGregor appeared to break either his lower left leg or his ankle. As McGregor and Poirier swung at each other, McGregor stumbled backward and broke a bone without Poirier hitting him. He lost via technical knockout because of a doctor’s stoppage.
But earlier on, “Conor McGregor said he would walk Dustin Poirier “around the octagon like a dog.” Instead, he laid next to the cage with a cadre of medics attending to him while the referee, Herb Dean, raised Poirier’s left hand in victory.
In a post-fight interview, Poirier said that he believed McGregor fractured his ankle earlier in the fight — when Poirier successfully defended a kick — and that the break was completed when McGregor stumbled backward. McGregor, using unprintable language, disagreed.