Set for surgery after loss to Poirier

Conor McGregor was set to undergo surgery Sunday morning to repair a broken tibia after suffering the gruesome leg injury in his bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 the night before.

The fight had to be stopped after just the first round when McGregor, whose left ankle bent at a sharp angle, was unable to continue. Poirier later said he thought he felt it when McGregor fractured his leg early in the first round.

While Poirier was declared the winner, via doctor stoppage and given the technical knockout, the “Notorious” stayed on the ground before he was taken out on a stretcher. It was McGregor’s second loss to Poirier in the last six months.

“We don’t know long how he’s going to be out,” UFC president Dana White told reporters. “How much his rehab and therapy he’s going to need.”

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Conor McGregor suffered a broken left tibia during his UFC 264 loss to Dustin Poirier.
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Whenever McGregor is healthy again, White said he expects a fourth fight with Poirier.

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