Conor McGregor took on Dustin Poirier, having his back against the wall, at UFC 264. The pair met in a trilogy fight in the main event of the night in front of a full house in Las Vegas. In the most unexpected of moments, McGregor snapped his ankle towards the end of the first round, and hence the fight had to be stopped. After a quick check from the officials, the fight was awarded to Dustin Poirier, via. TKO due to a doctor stoppage.
With Conor McGregor now facing back-to-back losses, and also having lost the rivalry, Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark broke down the Irishman’s future in the promotion. Clark, speaking in the latest episode of DC&RC claimed that McGregor must do something which he has never done before – rebuild the confidence from scratch.
‘He has to prove again that he can be a dude that deserves these fights‘ – Ryan Clark on Conor McGregor
Clark was quoted as saying, “I think Conor is going to have to do something he hasn’t done in a long time, which is rebuild the confidence that the UFC has in him, that fans have in him, that he can again be a champion…He has to prove again that he can be a dude that deserves these fights, that it’s not just about the stuff he does before the fight, it’s not just about the promotion, it’s not just about the gate.“
Never has Conor ever lost two fights in a row. Since his ‘double-champ’ status in 2016, McGregor has fought four times in the UFC. He has managed to win just once, against a washed Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. His losses – 2 against Dustin Poirier, and 1 against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Dana White says Conor McGregor might be back in a year!
UFC President Dana White provided an update regarding the return of Conor McGregor to the UFC. The boss claimed that the Irishman might probably return in a year.
Speaking in an interview with TMZ Sports, Dana White said, “I think they just released him right now from the hospital…He will be in Los Angeles, for a little while. I don’t know if he’s gonna fly home or what he is gonna do from there…He will be back in a year.”