Dustin Poirier pulled off an upset in the UFC 257 main event with a second-round TKO win over Conor McGregor at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. McGregor had the edge in Round 1 before Poirier came back strong in the second round and stunned him with the knockout win.
McGregor, fighting for just the second time in almost three years, put his defeat down to his lack of consistent time inside the Octagon, and Poirier’s assault on his legs. “It’s hard to overcome inactivity over long periods of time,” McGregor said. “The leg kicks were good. That leg was dead. Dustin’s some fighter. I have to dust it off and come back. That’s it and that’s what I will do. I need activity. You don’t get away with being inactive in this business. Well done Dustin. It’s a tough one to swallow.”
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