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Ronda Rousey has praised Conor McGregor's controversial post fight loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, with the Irishman sat in pain after breaking his leg.
The end of McGregor vs Poirier III came to an abrupt and shocking ending on Sunday night, when the former two weight UFC champion stepped back onto his leg as it broke.
The doctor quickly waved it off, as McGregor shouted in agony sat on the octagon floor, and Poirier was handed his second straight victory over his rival.
After the Diamond gave his winners interview to Joe Rogan it was the turn of McGregor, despite his leg break, with Notorious calling out the American for a fourth fight.
On Sunday, former UFC champ Rousey took to Twitter to praise Forbes highest earning sportstar of 2020 and his ability to sell a fight even whilst injured.
I'm amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight @TheNotoriousMMA - I def wouldn't have had the mind to do that. The other fighters, @ufc and media are lucky to have you.- Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 11, 2021
Despite the praise from Rousey, McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has hit out at podcast host Rogan for conducting the interview at all.
"His foot is literally hanging down. It's a clean fracture of the fibula and tibia, it went straight through, the foot's hanging down," Kavanagh said.
"You can only imagine the rush of hormones and what's going on in your body, the pain, it was on fire. And then someone sits down and sticks a microphone in your face. 'How are you feeling about the end?'
"Come on. Come on! When has he ever not been graceful at the end? Let's get backstage, let's get a proper assessment from a doctor. Let's get an X-ray."
In the build up to the pair's first fight in 2014, which McGregor won, things got pretty nasty but seven years later for their second fight everything was much more respectful.
Poirier won that rematch in January, and looked set to fight for the vacant belt but instead he decided to take on McGregor again.
This time the Irishman switched back to his nastier self and that didn't end despite the loss and the severe injury on Saturday night.
The 32-year-old appeared to tell Poirier and his wife that he was going to kill them as he sat injured in the octagon.
Poirier also claimed his rival had cheated during the fight, and if the pair do fight for a fourth time you can only imagine things between the pair will only get worse.
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