UFC 264 took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (July 10) between bitter rivals Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The first in the pay-per-view trilogy came to an unceremonious end when the Irishman broke his ankle and needed to be carried out on a stretcher.
During a pre-fight conference, McGregor confidently told Poirier he’d be leaving on a stretcher, but it looks like the universe handled that one.
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McGregor was visibly frustrated after Poirier was declared the winner by first round TKO due to a doctor’s stoppage and spewed some venomous words toward Poirier during a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
“I was boxing the bleeding head off him, kicking the bleeding legs off him, the usual shit, tried to go the distance,” he said. “This is not over, if I have to take this outside it’s all outside … ‘Your wife is in my DMs, I’ll chat to you later on. Hit me back up I’ll chat to you later on, I’ll be at the after party at the Wynn nightclub. You look in bits you little hoe.”
Poirier’s wife Jolie had a response for that and was photographed flipping McGregor the bird shortly after that remark.
Poirier wasn’t exactly surprised McGregor’s ankle snapped, explaining, “I felt something, for sure. He fractured it on one of the kicks at the beginning of the fight, and then he broke it. I’m more than sure of it. He got what he had coming to him. Karma is a mirror. You never want to get a win that way, but what happened was the result of checking a kick.”
UFC 264 became a trending topic following the event with plenty of celebrities and Hip Hop artists commenting on the fight via social media — from Pharoahe Monch and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to Public Enemy’s DJ Lord and Evidence.
Check out a few of the reactions below.