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Dustin Poirier shocks Conor McGregor at UFC 257

Dustin Poirier shocked Conor McGregor with a technical knockout in the second one spherical at UFC 257.

Poirier labored McGregor’s leg during the primary spherical and ate a couple of jabs from McGregor as the 2 had been despatched again to their corners. Poirier got here out in the second one spherical and persisted to paintings McGregor’s leg.

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After the 2 traded punches, Poirier got here thru with great photographs to McGregor’s face and labored at the hammer punches which ultimately pressured the referee to forestall the combat.

Poirier held up two palms on the finish of combat to sign the collection between the 2 was once tied 1-1.

“We’re 1-1, perhaps we need to do it once more,” he mentioned.

Poirier mentioned the purpose was once to “be technical” and the plan labored for probably the most section. Through the tip of the bout, McGregor was once pressured to sit to verify he can greet Poirier within the middle of the octagon.

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McGregor mentioned he “wasn’t as at ease as I had to be.”

Poirier enacted revenge on McGregor after their 2014 combat ended temporarily. McGregor were given a knockout on Poirier in 1:46. Saturday evening at Struggle Island was once a unconditionally other consequence.

McGregor vowed he could be again in 2021.

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As for Poirier, he got here in because the No. 2 contender within the light-weight department. Justin Gaethje is the No. 1 contender to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s belt. Poirier unquestionably has the momentum after successful this combat over McGregor as Gaethje misplaced to Nurmgomedov closing 12 months.

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