Dustin Poirier said he will certainly fight Conor McGregor again, after defeating the Irishman who suffered a broken leg at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (July 10).
The fight was stopped by doctors at the end of the first round, but Poirier claimed McGregor had threatened him with murder and said that warranted another fight, “whether it’s at the Octagon or on the sidewalk”.
“He was saying that he was gonna kill me. You don’t say stuff like that. That he was gonna murder me. You don’t say stuff like that,” said Poirier.
“We are gonna fight again whether it’s in the Octagon or on the sidewalk. You don’t say the stuff he said.”
As a thrilling first five-minute round drew to a close, both fighters were still trying to land as McGregor stumbled backwards, trapping his foot under himself and breaking his leg.
Poirier said he knew something wasn’t right.
“When I was walking away and he stayed down I looked down at his shin and I saw the bone. I saw it was disfigured a little bit and I was like ‘oh man!'”
Medics were immediately called into the octagon and it was clear that McGregor could not continue and the referee Herb Dean declared a stop to the bout on the instructions of the doctor.
McGregor, who had not won at lightweight since beating Eddie Alvarez to claim the title in 2016, was knocked out by Poirier for the first time in his career when the two met in Abu Dhabi in January.
(Production: Sophie Penney)