Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier LIVE fight result and reaction as Notorious suffers horror leg injury
Conor McGregor sustained what appeared to be a serious leg injury as he lost to lightweight rival Dustin Poirier via doctor’s stoppage in round one at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
The Irishman started aggressively by targeting Poirier with leg kicks, but the American quickly capitalised after seeming to hear McGregor’s leg crack during one exchange.
Poirier took his opponent to the ground, where he dominated before the fighters returned to their feet.
Both swung and missed and McGregor stepped back before his leg collapsed beneath him, sparking speculation he may have suffered a bone fracture.
McGregor somehow survived until the end of the round when the bout was stopped.
It was a dramatic conclusion to the bout which followed their January rematch, with Poirier calling his opponent a “dirtbag” after the fight.
McGregor declared to Joe Rogan that this rivalry is not over: "I was boxing the ears off him, kicking the legs off him, usual s**** he dived to close the distance.
"This is not over! If I have to take this outside with him it's on outside I don't give a b*******.
"There was no check [on a leg kick], there was not one of them I checked."
He reiterated his claim that Poirier's wife Jolie 'slid in his DMs', adding: "Your wife is in my DMs, hey baby, hit me back up I'll chat to you later on, I'll be at the after party; The Wynn night club."