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Is Conor McGregor Retiring From MMA After the Horrific Leg Injury at UFC 264?

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Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

The biggest star in the world of combat sport, Conor McGregor suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. 

Though the fight ended in an anti-climax, Conor McGregor lost more than just a trilogy at UFC 264.

The Notorious is no longer considered the elite lightweight who would spark opponents with ease. Going forward he will be considered as a legend who could not cope with the evolution of the sport.

Now the reason for McGregor’s downfall might be his inactivity or his business ventures outside the octagon. But we can not deny the fact that McGregor has a very tough road ahead if he wants to get back to the top of the UFC lightweight division again.

Besides that, he suffered a severe injury that would take another year from his MMA career. It will be a while until the fans see McGregor back in the octagon if he decides so. So a lot depends on how the recovery of Conor McGregor goes in the coming months.

We have seen Anderson Silva suffer a similar injury and still come back to compete at the highest level. However, he was never the same following his horrific leg injury. So the future does not so bright for the former UFC two-division champion.

Conor McGregor vowed to come back for another fight against Dustin Poirier

However, Conor McGregor promised to come back and fight Dustin Poirier again. Even Dana White and Dustin Poirier are open for another fight following the trilogy. But it all depends on when McGregor can make a comeback after recovery.

After the fight, Conor McGregor said: “This is not over” and “I Don’t give a Bollocks. There was no check, there was not one of them that checked.” 

On the other hand, Dana White opened up on McGregor’s future in UFC in the UFC 264 post-fight presser and stated: “He goes into surgery in the morning. The fight did not get finished. You can’t have a fight finished that way. We will see how this whole thing plays out. Who knows how long Conor is out? Poirier will do his thing until Conor is ready.”

So the hopes are still high among the fans as they eagerly await how the surgery goes for The Notorious. It must be noted that Conor McGregor does not need to get back into the octagon. His legacy is already Hall of fame worthy. The feet he has achieved both inside and outside the octagon will not be accomplished by any other fight in the near future.

But, if Conor McGregor seeks redemption then it won’t be surprising to see him back in the octagon to compete in this brutal sport yet again.