Conor McGregor made his grand return, but suffered a loss in the process.
He got TKO’d by Dustin Poirier in the second round at the UFC 257 event on Saturday night at Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion addressed the loss after the fight.
Conor McGregor Calls Dustin Poirier Loss “Heart Breaking”
“It’s heart breaking, John,” McGregor said when answering MMA Junkie’s John Morgan. “It’s hard to take. The highest highs and the lowest lows in this game.”
“My leg is completely dead,” McGregor said. “Even though I felt like I was checking them, it was just sinking into the muscle in the front of the leg, and it was badly compromised. It was like an American football in my suit at the minute, so it is what it is.”
“It’s the whole shebang, but I have no excuses here. It was a phenomenal performance by Dustin. I don’t know what to say,” McGregor said. “I’m going to go back. I’m going to chill out. I’ll watch the full fight and get a better grasp on it. The leg was compromised. I was rushing the shots a little bit, and I didn’t adjust. That’s that. It’s a bitter pill to swallow. I don’t even know if I’m that upset. I don’t know what to say.”