Floyd Mayweather, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje waste no time in piling in on Conor McGregor’s misery as the ex-boxer wins $35,000 on the result while ‘The Eagle’ congratulates Dustin Poirier with ‘good always defeats evil’ tweet
Conor McGregor’s rivals wasted no time in piling in on his misery after he broke his ankle in the first round of his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor’s leg buckled beneath him as he threw a punch in the final seconds of a gripping first round, where Poirier had delivered a brutal onslaught upon the Irishman.
At the sound of the bell, McGregor was unable to get to his feet and a doctor promptly called an end to the contest, handing Poirier a second win over the Irishman.
Conor McGregor’s rivals have taken to Twitter to taunt the Irishman after his defeat
The Notorious was defeated at UFC 264 after suffering a leg fracture at the end of round one
McGregor vowed to send Poirier out on a stretcher but he ended up being wheeled away
The UFC 264 result means that McGregor has lost three of his last four fights, leaving him in a tricky position in his bid to return to the summit of the lightweight division.
McGregor has compiled a lengthy list of foes who immediately took to Twitter to taunt the Notorious following his latest setback.
Former lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat McGregor in a furious and ill-tempered bout in 2018, tweeted: ‘Good always defeats evil.
‘Very happy for Dustin Poirier. I hope you will get the belt end of the year.’
Arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov basked in the result, saying ‘good always defeats evil’
Lightweight star Justin Gaethje tweeted a clown emoji in a clear dig at the Irishman
Floyd Mayweather showed off his $35,000 winnings after lumping on Poirier in Vegas
Mayweather took to Twitter to thanks the Diamond who replied: ‘I got you champ!’
Justin Gaethje, who hasn’t ever fought McGregor but has exchanged terse words with the 32-year-old on social media, simply tweeted a clown emoji.
Daniel Cormier, an ex-fighter turned UFC commentator, tweeted: ‘Crazy to think that at the end of the weigh in Conor said he (Poirier) would be taken out on a stretcher.
‘And now Conor gets taken out on a stretcher. Man this game we play is so crazy!!!! Hats off to the Diamond of Lafayette!!’.
Mayweather piled the misery on McGregor following his second defeat to Poirier
Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather flaunted his winnings after pocketing $35,000 having backed Poirier to win in Las Vegas.
The 44-year-old, who remained unbeaten throughougt his illustrious career, faced McGregor in a boxing contest in 2017.
‘@DustinPoirier, thanks for getting me paid!’ the boxing veteran tweeted. Poirier replied: ‘I got you champ!’
Khabib took huge delight in seeing his arch rival lose for a second time against Poirier
Justin Gaethje also didn’t miss the opportunity to taunt the Irishman following his loss