Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor in the second round of their lightweight bout at UFC 257 on Sunday.
The American landed a left hand which hurt the Dubliner and led to him unleashing a series of punches. McGregor hit the canvas and referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight with two-and-half minutes of the round elapsed as Poirier landed punch after punch.
McGregor had taken the first round but Poirier continuously hurt the Irishman with several regular kicks to his right calf.
Dustin Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor
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For Poirier, it was to revenge for the defeat which McGregor inflicted on him just over six years ago at UFC 178.
The fight was the third loss of McGregor's UFC career and his fifth overall. It was also his first knockout defeat of his career. The previous four had been by submission.
"I'm happy but I'm not surprised," said Poirier.
"I put in the work. Conor took this result professionally. We're 1-1, maybe we have to do it again."
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