Conor McGregor Provides Update on Condition, Calls Dustin Poirier’s Win “Illegitimate”
By FCF Staff
The polarizing star broke his leg in the opening round of his highly anticipated, rubber match with Poirier. The horrific injury incurred moments before the first round ended, which had seen Poirier control much of the action from the top.
The former lightweight and featherweight champ underwent surgery to repair his leg, and following the procedure, McGregor posted the statement below (transcript via MMA Junkie).
“What’s up fight fans – ‘The Notorious’ here. Just out of the surgery room. Everything went to plan. Everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous. We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back. I want to thank all the fans all around the world for your messages of support, I hope you all enjoyed the show. I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena – 21,800 fans in attendance. The place was absolutely electric. It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get into that second round and then to see what’s what. But it is what it is. That’s the nature of the business – a clean break of the tibia, and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all, and onwards and upwards we go, team. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back and we come back better than ever. Let’s go team.”
Onwards and upwards we go ☘️ pic.twitter.com/qKgochlT3t
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 12, 2021
Due to various comments McGregor has made about Poirier, as well as the latter’s wife, the fighter has already said he’s willing to fight McGregor for a fourth time.