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UFC 264: Conor McGregor undergoes surgery after devastating loss to Dustin Poirier, vows to return to octagon
Doctors revealed that McGregor broke his left tibia and fibula bones in the opening round of the non-title lightweight bout in Las Vegas.
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The fight was officially ruled as a "doctor's stoppage" at the end of the first round after a bloodied McGregor swung and missed a punch then stumbled backwards, his leg grotesquely buckling under him on the edge of the octagon.
McGregor, perhaps attempting to steal from his own playbook, has reverted to the trash talking persona that has served him so well in the past. But the difference this time is Poirier is older, wiser and a more well-rounded fighter.
Mayweather and Paul are to box eight, three-minute rounds. There will be no scoring. Each can win only by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification.
Sunday's bizarre exhibition bout against Logan Paul, with no judges ringside, is scheduled for eight rounds at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.
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McGregor, 32, will be chasing his first victory since January 2020 while the 31-year-old Poirier (27 wins, five defeats) will be looking for a third consecutive victory.
The 32-year-old McGregor had been an overwhelming favourite to register a winning return after a year away from the octagon.
Poirier, who now has a UFC record of 27-6, used low calf kicks in an effort to put McGregor (22-5) off his usual ferocious stand-up game — and it worked
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 preview and prediction: Plucky Irishman to pick apart American in short order
The blueprints to defeat McGregor exist. Like Nate Diaz, you have to be insanely durable, take his best shot and keep coming forward Terminator-like.
McGregor (22-4) was last seen demolishing American welterweight Donald Cerrone (36-15) via a knockout in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in Las Vegas last January
A frustrated McGregor, who had previously announced multiple retirements before returning to the octagon, said in July he had retired.
As Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya trash talk threatens to devolve into unseemly spectacle, UFC misses danger signs yet again
Personalities sell. Rivalries sell. Trash talk sells. It also helps if you can fight well. Here's a look at the endless trash-talk culture that has associated itself with boxing and MMA.
Pacquiao vs McGregor may result in plenty of dollars for UFC star, but risk far outweighs the reward
The upcoming bout between Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor is likely to be different from the MMA star's foray with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is because while Mayweather did not knock McGregor out senseless, Pacquiao can do precisely that.
Manny Pacquiao camp says Conor McGregor fight being considered, acknowledge 'tremendous global event'
Sean Gibbons, president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions, said a fight between the eight-division world champion and McGregor would be a "tremendous global event."
Conor McGregor released without charges after being taken into custody in Corsica for alleged sexual assault, indecent exposure
Conor McGregor, no stranger to controversy, was taken into police custody on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, was released on Saturday without being charged, his lawyer said.
UFC lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and longtime trainer, Abdulmanap, has passed away. According to reports, he died due to complications arising from coronavirus.
UFC President Dana White has already said McGregor is next in line for a title shot at the winner of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's bout with Justin Gaethje this summer.
UFC 249: Tony Ferguson likens fighting in empty arena in Jacksonville to Ultimate Fighter experience
UFC 249 fight card isn't full of stars, due to the coronavirus enforced restrictions, but is expected to be a much-watched affair, however not in the arena.