Watch: Conor McGregor’s horrifying leg break at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier 

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Conor McGregor post his leg break at UFC 264

When Conor McGregor took on Dustin Poirier for the third time, things were unfortunate for him. 'The Notorious' beat 'Diamond' the first time back at UFC 178 by first-round TKO. Poirier got his revenge in the rematch by finishing McGregor in the third round. Their trilogy fight took a turn for the worse for Conor McGregor when he broke his leg. A somewhat disturbing sight, the video below shows McGregor's leg snapping in slow motion.

Watch as McGregor breaks his leg in the octagon:


The fact that his leg gave out the way it did led to speculation amongst fans as to whether it may have been caused by a checked leg-kick from Poirier. When Joe Rogan brought it up in the post-fight octagon interview, McGregor said:

"There was no check. There was not one of them checked."

Then, McGregor personally lashed out at Poirier, screaming "your wife is in my DMs."

Watch Conor McGregor's octagon interview here:


Joe Rogan also spoke to Dustin Poirier in an octagon interview. Poirier's comments may help us understand how McGregor's leg broke:

"He fractured it on one of the checks at the beginning of the fight. Then it broke on the punch, yeah, for sure. When I pointed at him in the beggining of the fight, it must've cracked. I felt something." (0:50)

Conor McGregor set to return to the octagon vs. Michael Chandler later this year

McGregor has not been seen in this octagon since his defeat to Poirier. Many speculated on whether his return to the UFC octagon would be against Poirier in a fourth fight. UFC Boss, Dana White, however, confirmed that McGregor would return vs Michael Chandler, after coaching against him on season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter.

With Chandler set to be McGregor's next fight, the question is what weight will they fight at? Going by recent appearances, Conor McGregor is much larger than a lightweight. He previously fought at welterweight, which is most likely to be the weight class at which he will face Chandler.

With Leon Edwards defending his belt against Usman, McGregor may look for an opportunity to become a three-division champion if he beats Chandler this year.

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Edited by Allan Mathew
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