Conor McGregor delivered a wild, disturbing, and frenzied rant before he was taken to hospital with a broken leg
- Conor McGregor suffered a broken leg during his UFC 264 loss to Dustin Poirier.
- He then delivered an epic but bizarre post-fight rant.
- Watch it right here.
Conor McGregor delivered a wild, disturbing, and frenzied rant before he was stretchered out of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a broken leg he sustained during a first-round loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Though McGregor began the lightweight fight throwing kicks with bad intentions, he was second-best during exchanges on the ground, and snapped a bone in his leg when standing on the injury at the end of the round.
The referee Herb Dean had little option but to end the bout after five minutes, awarding Poirier a win via doctor's stoppage that incensed McGregor.
The loss was one of many McGregor has suffered of late, as it saw his pro MMA record drop to 22 wins (19 knockouts, one submission, and two decisions) against six losses.
After the defeat, in one of the more bizarre post-fight interviews in combat sports, the UFC commentator Joe Rogan dropped to the floor so he could lie next to McGregor, who was nursing his broken leg.
"I was boxing the bleeding head off him, kicking the bleeding leg off him," McGregor told Rogan.
"This is not over," he screamed. "If I have to take this outside with him, it's on outside. I don't give a bollocks (balls)."
The 32-year-old lowered the tone of fight week by making Jolie Poirier, Dustin's wife, a target of his trash talk.
He reiterated this as Poirier walked out of the Octagon as the fight's clear winner. "Your wife is in my DMs," McGregor shouted, claiming Jolie Poirier had been trying to message him on social media.
McGregor ended the promo by screaming obscenities.
Watch it right here:
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He was then stretchered out of the arena before getting taken to hospital for surgery Sunday morning.
It is unclear how long McGregor will be out of action for.
But if and when the fighter does return to combat sports, a lucrative fourth fight with Poirier, or a third bout with Nate Diaz, could await him.
Poirier, meanwhile, will likely be thrust into a UFC lightweight title shot against the current champion Charles Oliveira.
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