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:
— 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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