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Two minutes and 28 seconds. That’s how long Conor McGregor made it into the second round at UFC 257 before Dustin Poirier hit him with a TKO.
Yes, you read that correctly. It was not the other way around, despite what many believed would happen.
It was a much different result than we saw in the first matchup between these two fighters. Back in 2014, Poirer didn’t even make it two minutes into the fight before being knocked out on the first round. In the wise words of Michael Scott: “oh, how the turn tables.”
This was the first time we had seen McGregor since the start of 2020. His first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone was noteworthy, but things came crashing back down to earth on Saturday night. Now, we’re left wondering what’s next for the former undisputed lightweight champion.
McGregor’s record falls to 22-5 while Poirier’s record improves to 27-6.
For anyone wanting to see a perfect representation for how the fight went down, check out this clip from Twitter:
DUSTIN POIRIER 2ND ROUND KO ON CONOR MCGREGOR 🤯 #UFC257 pic.twitter.com/kJP2JqRjwX
— DC (@DylansRawTake) January 24, 2021
At least people got to watch the fight, though. There were some growing concerns on whether that would even be possible after ESPN+ had technically difficulties causing outages on Saturday night. With it being a pay-per-view fight, let’s just say folks weren’t happy about it.
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So, can any of this be chalked up to him being too light?
McGregor would be in jail for the shit he’s done if he wasn’t rich. Fuck that thug. He can get killed in the ring for all I care.
Missed almost the entire card because of that fucked up ESPN plus app. Logged in, website was working great when it took my payment. 3 hours later, 7pm west coast time. Nothing. Loading message errors, rerouting back to log in page. Spent an hour fucking with it before I gave up. This thing has never been right since they got rid of satellite and cable pay per view. Multi-billion dollar company, and it’s like they’re using AOL dial up technology. Makes it so it’s not even worth it. Is there anything ESPN doesnt fuck up anymore?
he is still a star and needs a bigger stage. not sure what stage, but the Irish cannot be contained 😇
McGregor has produced more insanity than wins the last few years. He still gets paid $3 mill per UFC fight regardless of outcome. So I guess it’s working.
It was a beat down!!!
Michael Chandler looked really good in the fight before the Irishman got bombed.