Is Conor McGregor OK? Dustin Poirier bout sees UFC fighter end up in hospital

The UFC 264 fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier saw a shocking ending and it is reported that the duo will fight again

                            Is Conor McGregor OK? Dustin Poirier bout sees UFC fighter end up in hospital
Conor McGregor is carried out of the arena on a stretcher after injuring his ankle in the first round of his lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 (Stacy Revere/ Getty Images)

The main fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 saw a shocking ending, with McGregor suffering what seemed to be a broken leg after rolling over his ankle in the first round.

The fight was the third in the trilogy and now UFC boss Dana White has confirmed that McGregor and Poirier will fight again for the fourth time. McGregor, meanwhile, has been taken to the hospital after the fight, and it has been confirmed that he had a surgery on Sunday, July 11. It was later reported that McGregor underwent a successful 3.5-hour surgery in Los Angeles, where doctors implanted a rod in his tibia and his fibula was fixed with plates and screws.


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McGregor, who suffered a gruesome lower leg injury during his fight, was transported to Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA. Sources told TMZ that McGregor's surgery went "very well" and the early prognosis for McGregor looks promising. Dr Ellatrache, head of sports trauma at Cedars and trauma orthopedic surgeon Milton Little performed the procedure.  "This is not over," McGregor had said in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. "If I have to take this outside with him, it's on the outside. I don't give a bollocks."

As soon as the news made its way to social media, people started reacting to it. One person said, "Mcgregor pulled up into the octagon smooth af doing his walk. Was hella lit till his left leg left the chat." While another one said, "McGregor’s leg folded like a freaking chair and I was both terrified and mesmerized #UFC264." Another fan tweeted, "Porier look over right after Mcgregor breaks his leg, points and very casually says “Broke his leg” lol."




Posting a picture, one person tweeted, "Holy sh*t! WTF happens to McGregor!? His LEG! Didn’t know a leg could do that." While another one said, "I think both fighters were in a good position coming round 2. I do think Mcgregor hurt that leg before though. Him jumping on his back for that guillotine wasn’t exactly his way of doing things. I think he knew his leg was mucked up."