Conor McGregor injures leg, Poirier wins UFC 264 showdown

Posted at 12:45 AM, Jul 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 02:51:21-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor for the second time in six months when McGregor badly injured his left leg in the closing seconds of the first round at UFC 264. The fight was stopped after the first-round bell when McGregor (22-6) was unable to continue. The biggest star in mixed martial arts never got up after falling to the canvas following a final-minute blow by Poirier (28-6), who will get the UFC’s next lightweight title shot. Poirier said he thought McGregor’s leg broke when he checked one of McGregor’s kicks earlier in the fight.