“The fight didn’t get finished,” Dana White is all in for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 4 after the uneventful end to UFC 264

Dana White is open to another rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier after how things ended at UFC 264.

Dana White Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier UFC 264 weigh ins
UFC 264 weigh-ins

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.

Conor McGregor ankle break UFC 264
A distraught Conor McGregor alongside Joe Rogan after his ankle break

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

Dustin and Conor at UFC 264
Dustin and Conor after the first round

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.”

Also read: “Karma ain’t a b*tch, it’s a mirror,” Dustin Poirier gives Conor McGregor a reality check after he broke his ankle at UFC 264

Prateek is part of the FirstSportz WWE/ UFC team. He is a sports enthusiast and takes a great interest in writing articles for online Sports platforms. Prateek has previously worked for Shortly.India.