“This is not over! If I have to take this outside with him, I’ll go outside,” McGregor said after the match, still sitting in the octagon as trainers inspected his lower left leg.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan told McGregor that Poirier said he believed that his check of one of McGregor’s kicks is what broke his leg.
“There was no check!” McGregor insisted, then launching into a string of insults directed toward Poirier.
After the match, Poirier said he wished he’d gotten a stoppage by strikes, but “a win is a win.”
“I felt like I was control of the fight and I feel like his leg is the result a defensive move, me checking it, a kick,” he said.
UFC President Dana White told reporters after the match that McGregor would be having surgery soon, and announced he intends to schedule a fight between Poirier and Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title.
Other matches of note
The bout between Poirier and McGregor was the big draw, but the main card was jam-packed with noteworthy battles Saturday night.