See how different UFC fighters reacted to the Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor trilogy struggle
The Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor trilogy bout ends in an anti-climatic trend, as McGregor broke his ankle within the first spherical, inflicting a physician’s stoppage TKO for the UFC 264 essential occasion.
Poirier and McGregor first met at UFC 178 in September 2014, when each had been featherweights. McGregor received that struggle in lower than two minutes. That they had a rematch in January at UFC 257 after discovering numerous successes of their careers. Poirier received by second-round TKO, changing into the primary man to cease McGregor through strikes.
Poirier moved as much as 155 after the loss to McGregor and has misplaced simply twice since, one in all which got here in a title shot in opposition to then-undefeated champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier, actually, defeated Max Holloway at UFC 236 to develop into interim UFC light-weight champion.
Although McGregor went on to concurrently maintain featherweight and light-weight gold, changing into the primary UFC champ-champ, getting into this struggle, he had not had a significant victory for the reason that November 2016 light-weight title win over Eddie Alvarez.
Fellow fighters react to Conor McGregor breaking his ankle at UFC 264
McGregor got here out and immediately introduced kicking strain to Poirier. Poirier managed to tag McGregor a few occasions earlier than the motion moved in opposition to the cage. McGregor tried to lock Poirier in a guillotine, however Poirier slipped out of it and acquired on high, as the 2 then exchanged elbows to the top.
McGregor try one other guillotine with about 30 seconds left within the first, however Poirier simply acquired out of it once more.
See how different professional fighters reacted to McGregor’s damage: