WATCH: Conor McGregor Gets Stretchered Out of UFC Fight After Gruesome Leg Injury

by John Jamison

MMA fans were chomping at the bit for the main event action last night between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and “The Diamond” Dustin Poirier. But the third bout between the respective Ireland and Louisiana natives left some crushed as McGregor went down with a broken tibia at the end of the first round, the Irishman chief among them.

The result of the broken leg was a doctor’s stoppage and a Poirier victory by TKO. With the win, Dustin Poirier took the lead 2-1 in his career fights against Conor. And ironically, the legendary instigator and trash talker told Poirier that he’d be leaving on a stretcher. As you’ll see below, that plan backfired more than a little bit for Conor. Though, he doesn’t particularly look like a defeated man.

In typical Conor fashion, the second he got beat, he transformed into a consummate sportsman. First, it’s impossible not to notice how carefree the man looks on the stretcher. He’s eating the whole thing up. Second, he gave credit where credit was due.

“Thanks for the support everyone! Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on. I’m excited at the blockbuster trilogy I now have on my hands. Dustin is a hell of a competitor and I look forward to going again. Elevating the leg and the spirit on my way home! God bless us all, happy Sunday,” Conor McGregor said.

Of course, McGregor isn’t happy that he lost. He’s far from it, in fact. That makes the second loss for McGregor to Poirier in the same calendar year. And no competitor wants to go through that. But if the last fight between the two was any indication, McGregor got paid big time. The Notorious made a whopping $5 million for his loss earlier this year. Not a bad price for a professional beatdown.

The Freak Accident That Ended Conor McGregor’s Fight

The worst part about the way things played out is that Conor McGregor actually looked good toward the beginning of the fight. Unfortunately, whether it was fractured earlier on in the round or just happened all at once, McGregor’s left leg gave way in a full-on break.

An agent of karmic vengeance, Dustin Poirier took the trash talk from McGregor personally. While it’s not entirely out of character for the Irishman to take the talk to the limit, he very well may have overstepped when he said he was literally going to kill Poirier.

“There’s no holds barred with the trash talk, right? But murder is something you don’t clown around [with]. There’s no coming back from that. And this guy was saying he was going to murder me and all kinds of stuff. He was saying he was going to kill me, I was going to leave here in a coffin. You don’t talk to people like that, man. I hope this guy gets home safe to his beautiful family,” Poirier said post-fight.