Former Lightweight champion Conor McGregor suffered a horrific leg injury against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight at UFC 264. McGregor’s good friend Jon Jones took to Twitter and wished for a speedy recovery for the former champion.
As a result, he lost the fight via Doctor’s stoppage after the end of the first round. Although The Notorious was looking sharp in the initial stages until Poirier landed a takedown and gained an advantage in the first round.
But it still looked like anyone’s fight as the match was heading towards the second round. But in the final second of the round McGregor twisted his leg during an exchange and fell leading to an unfortunate injury.
As a result, doctors gathered around to check the severity of the injury. The Irishman was shrieking in pain as he was being treated by the doctors.
It certainly looked like McGregor broke his leg during the fight. However, all fight fans around the globe were hoping that this would not be a career-ending injury. Later on, Dana White gave an update that Conor McGregor has injured his lower tibia in the fight against Dustin Poirier.
Jon Jones doubtful about Conor McGregor’s future as a mixed martial artist
Many superstars gave their thoughts regarding Conor McGregor’s horrible leg injury and wished for his speedy return to the Octagon. Among this list of superstars UFC’s number one ranked Pound for Pound fighter Jon Jones gave his regards and expressed his concern for the Former Lightweight Champion on Twitter. He tweeted “Man I wonder if he will ever fight after this. Heal up champ, this is terrible.”
Man, I wonder if he will ever fight again after this.. heal up champ, this is terrible
— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 11, 2021
It was a great gesture by the former Light Heavyweight Champion. Nonetheless, there remains a huge concern about whether The Notorious will be able to return to the octagon. Moreover, there will be doubts whether he would be able to perform at the same level that he once did if he manages to make a comeback from this terrible injury.
While McGregor remains committed to coming back looking at his post-fight comments, only time will tell what lies ahead for the former two-division champion. This is because Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman have suffered similar injuries and Silva was not able to be the beast he once was.