Nevertheless, what was assumed was confirmed. Conor McGregor suffered a broken leg in the fight against Dustin Poirier and he is the reason why it was stopped between the first and second rounds. The most popular fighter in the world was immediately sent from the hall to the hospital, where he was quickly prepared for the procedure, and then he went under surgery As his manager Audie Attar informed, the procedure lasted three hours, and his tibia and fibula bones were repaired.
Shortly after that announcement, Conor responded with a video from the hospital room. ... Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan, everything went perfect and I'm feeling tremendous. We've got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back," McGregor said in a video posted on social media.
"A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you've done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all." Conor said
Here Conor said it all in a much calmer tone than it was after the fight when he simply was burned with frustration.
It is obvious that there is a desire for revenge, ie the fourth fight, and the same ambition was shown by Dana White and Poirier, so we can probably expect it in time. But before that, Poirier will fight Charles Oliviera for the title, that is, he will continue his normal path until Conor is ready.
Does this mean that Conor, with one win in the last five years, if Dustin becomes champion, will attack the title as soon as he is able to prepare and fight? There is simply nothing more that can surprise us about him. Given that McGregor has a large fan base such a fight would bring profit to the UFC and it looks like Conor is only there for White and the team to make huge money on him.
Clearly, McGregor is not the same fighter he once was, but we still don’t know the reason for that. Chances are that he has lost motivation given the amount of money he has earned, but also that his body is slowly losing the strength it had and that McGregor can no longer be the same.
One should also consider Poirier who is a truly phenomenal fighter and who has probably been one of the best fighters in the UFC in the last couple of years. We’ll see McGregor for sure on some other exam, because it’s hard to imagine the UFC without him