Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor by way of physician stoppage after the previous twin weight champion injured his ankle with seconds remaining within the first spherical at UFC 264 primary occasion on Saturday evening at a sold-out area in Las Vegas.
The thrilling battle between McGregor and Poirier needed to be stopped because the Irishman was not in a position to proceed after his ankle buckled beneath him.
Put up his sixth win over McGregor in six months, Dustin Poirier has received the trilogy 2-1. He’s now all set for subsequent light-weight title shot. Within the opening spherical, Poirier was largely in management as he had efficiently landed many strikes on the Irishman earlier than getting management over him on the bottom.
The cageside physician needed to name off the bout after a commerce of punches and kicks left McGregor with what seemed to be a damaged ankle.
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“I felt something, for sure,” Poirier stated. “He fractured it on one of the kicks at the beginning of the fight, and then he broke it.”
Simply when official ring announcer Bruce Buffer got here in the course of the ring to announce the ultimate consequence, an irate and livid McGregor was heard yelling: “Doctor stoppage, doctor stoppage, doctor stoppage – tell them doctor stoppage! That’s a doctor stoppage.”
“I was boxing the bleeding head off him, kicking the bleeding leg off him,” McGregor stated whereas sitting in opposition to the fence throughout his post-fight interview. The 32-year-old was quickly carried out on a stretcher for medical therapy.
“This is not over. If I have to take him outside…”