Connor Mcgregor Vs Dustin Poirier

Last weekend was one of the most anticipated fights ever in the UFC. UFC superstar Conor “The Notorious” McGregor was set to face Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in a rematch from their fight in 2014. McGregor was victorious in his first fight with Poirier back in 2014, McGregor won by KO in the first round.

 

But this time was a whole different story. McGregor was coming off of an absolutely monster win against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. McGregor won that fight with ease, knocking out Cowboy in the first round within 40 seconds, proving that McGregor is still the face of UFC.

McGregor had been prepping for Poirier relatively well, posting videos of his training on social media and claiming he had been training everyday before the fight.

 

For Poirier it was a different story. Conor had been training for this fight like it was just another fight, but for Poirier this was personal. After taking a devastating loss in 2014 at the hands of McGregor, he took this rematch with a sense of revenge, determined to win back the respect he had lost 6 years ago. He also looks to prove himself after a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title.

 

At the weigh in, the former undisputed lightweight champion weighed in at a feathery 155 pounds. Poirier weighed in at a light 156 pounds, tilting the very slight advantage to his side. So the stage is set for 2 very talented fighters to go at each other, weighing the same, with Poirier having a slightly less impressive track record compared to the Notorious Conor McGregor.

 

At the start of the fight McGregor came in strong. Throwing body shots, a flurry of kicks, and some nasty left hooks. He took the first round, but at the start of the 2nd round he wasn’t looking like himself. The UFC allstar was looking tired and worn out, Poirier wasn’t. He took advantage of McGregor’s exhaustion and the damage he had done to his calf in the first round. Poirier’s calf kicks were what hurt McGregor in the end. He was limited in his mobility and tired, when The Diamond started unleashing power shots to his body, McGregor crumpled and Dustin Poirier was victorious.

 

Overall, both fighters fought hard and it was still one of the highest selling pay-per-views in UFC history. Maybe McGregor will stay active and ask for a final rematch in a trilogy that would break the box office and make a final decision on who is the more dominant fighter.