After McGregor dominated most of the first round of their UFC 257 main event on Saturday night, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) picked up the pace and then ended things in the blink of an eye.Poirier used a left hand to the jaw to setup up a flurry of a finish of McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC), the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, at the 2:32 mark of Round 2 at Etihad Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
“The goal was to be technical and pick my shots and have a big finish,” Poirier said.With the victory, Poirier avenged a loss in their first matchup, a first-round McGregor TKO at UFC 178 in 2014. It was his second consecutive win after a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2019 and his seventh win in his past eight fights.
McGregor has now lost two of his past three fights, and has only won once since 2016. This was the first non-submission loss of his career.“It just wasn’t where I needed to be tonight,” McGregor said. “I’ll come back again, that’s what I’ll do. I need activity.” headtopics.com
The lightweight bout was the UFC 257 main event at Etihad Stadium in Abu Dhabi. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Read more: USA TODAY »
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McGregor wasn't even trying to hit back and then got knocked out. Not a great fight for McGregor. Congrats to Poirier for putting in the work mdgopalvar154gmail.com Good Performance by Diamond! THIS! Congrats! Didn’t shock the MMA world at all. Anybody who even remotely follows it, knows he had a damn good shot; and probably should have been the favorite
Nobody was shocked wow McGregor next move = WWE