UFC 264 did not end the way most of us would like and UFC President Dana White resonates the same feeling. White in the post-fight press conference spoke about the disappointing end to the spectacular event and the possibility of another rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met for the third time inside the octagon at UFC 264 which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was all fireworks until the main event. Conor and Dustin fought a great first round, but at the end of it, the Irishman broke his ankle, leading to a stoppage. Poirier won the fight via TKO due to injuries and will emerge as the better fighter between the two after the trilogy.
Dana White came out to the media after the event ended and gave his thoughts on it. “It sucks,” White said at the post-UFC 264 press conference. “It’s brutal. It’s not the way you want to see fights end. Dustin Poirier will fight for the title, and when Conor is healed and ready to go, you do the rematch, I guess. I don’t know.”
“You can’t have a fight finish that way,” says Dana White after UFC 264
White believed that Conor was doing well despite the majority of viewers thought otherwise. The bossman believes the fight was evenly poised and if not for the injury, it could have gone both ways. “The fight didn’t get finished,” he said. “You can’t have a fight finish that way, so we’ll see how this whole thing plays out. Who knows how long Conor is out, so Poirier will do his thing until Conor’s ready.”
“He got back up on his feet and started throwing punches,” White said. “His ankle snapped from throwing punches. He was fighting back. It wasn’t like he was up against the cage and defenseless and was unloading on him. The storyline is, oh, Conor broke his ankle instead of Dustin looked good.”