It was a wild weekend for the the world of mixed martial-arts to say the least – the ultimate highlight of which; Dustin Poirier defeating Conor McGregor in their trilogy fight via a doctor’s stoppage at the end of round one.
The UFC 264 card which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was stacked from top to bottom, with promise of non-stop action from the opening early prelims to the highly anticipated main event…and Uncle Dana well and truly provided with scenes of blood, broken bones and complete dominance throughout (minus the Wonderboy vs Burns fight which was deflating to say the least).
The main event between McGregor and Poirier was the hypothetical pièce de résistance in a goldmine jam packed with action, and the world was stunned when McGregor suffered a broken tibia as round one came to a close. Regardless, Poirier dominated the round from the opening bell, with vicious elbows from top position, as well as putting his stellar jiu-jitsu to use to evade desperate guillotine attempts from McGregor.
Despite being well and truly beaten both by Poirier and his own body, Mystic Mac couldn’t help but to continue taunting and trash-talking the Diamond as medics attended to his disfigured limb – allegedly threatening to “kill him in his sleep.”
The 200,000+ fans in attendance and millions watching around the world soaked the event in for all it was worth, inclusive of many professional MMA fighters alike – who didn’t shy away from sharing their influential opinions online after the dust had settled.
Man doesn’t look like Conor even wants to get up!
— Funky (@Benaskren) July 11, 2021
Conor is done
— Jalin Turner (@JalinTurner) July 11, 2021
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 11, 2021
Don’t talk about a mans wife that’s karma
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 11, 2021
Man, I wonder if he will ever fight again after this.. heal up champ, this is terrible
— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 11, 2021
— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) July 11, 2021
SLEEPY MCGREGOR !!
— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) July 11, 2021
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) July 11, 2021
Good always defeats evil.
Very happy for @DustinPoirier I hope you will get the belt end of the year
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) July 11, 2021
Bruised foot pic.twitter.com/jjU6rTp4qc
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) July 11, 2021
Damn Connor called it, STRETCHER
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) July 11, 2021
It’s like a train wreck I just can’t look away #UFC264
— Leah Letson UFC (@LeahNidasMMA) July 11, 2021
This game humbles #UFC264
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) July 11, 2021
He broke it, fell back and never tapped or stopped fighting. Different kind of tough right there
— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) July 11, 2021
This sport is so crazy. You never want to see anyone go down with an injury of this severity. I hope Conor recovers and bounces back. #UFC264
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) July 11, 2021
Crazy to think that at the end of the weigh in Conor said he would be taken out on a stretcher. And now Conor gets taken out on a stretcher. Man this game we play is so crazy!!!! Hats off to the Diamond of Lafayette!! @DustinPoirier
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 11, 2021
I’m amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight @TheNotoriousMMA – I def wouldn’t have had the mind to do that. The other fighters, @ufc and media are lucky to have you.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 11, 2021
Send it over
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 11, 2021