Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier threw down to round out their trilogy of fights at the T Mobile Arena. They shared one win each, but things were set to be decided in Las Vegas.
UFC 264 was a star-studded event. Celebrity couples used this hot ticket as a great opportunity for a high-profile date night. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker were spotted ringside, and Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox were there as well.
This bout had a big fight feel as Conor McGregor showed up to get his win back over Dustin Poirier. The crowd in Las Vegas was incredibly pumped to see it go down as well.
Joe Rogan noted how Conor McGregor was “noticeably aggressive” as he made his way out to the Octagon. Once McGregor got in the cage, he hit that trademark strut and the crowd went wild.
The moment Poirier stepped in the Octagon, he almost stepped up to Conor McGregor as Notorious tried to get mouthy with him. The trash talk kept going until the fight started.
Herb Dean was the official for this fight and his name got a respectful pop from the crowd for the veteran official. McGregor got huge cheers, but Poirier received a mixed reaction during the introductions.
They did not touch gloves before getting to the fight. Then it was on. This fight was scheduled for 5 rounds, and it started out with McGregor popping off with some kicks that Dustin took while huge “ole” chants erupted from the crowd.
Poirier got McGregor stepping back a bit and then he landed some kicks followed by a right hand to the head. They traded more kicks and then McGregor got Poirier in the clinch and backed him up into the cage.
McGregor got Dustin into a guillotine lock and brought him down to the mat. Then Poirier got out of it easily before he landed an elbow to the face. They struggled on McGregor’s back for a bit and then Poirier started throwing massive elbows down on McGregor.
Poirier continued landing punches on McGregor until Notorious hit a huge up kick which caused Dustin to take the fight closer. Poirier continued laying down punches. Suddenly, McGregor fell back and Dustin started punching him until the end of the fight.
Suddenly, it was revealed that Conor McGregor broke his ankle on that fall. Dustin Poirier was ruled the winner of this fight. It looks like Conor McGregor didn’t get his win back. Poirier won thanks to doctor’s stoppage by TKO, but that doesn’t mean the Las Vegas crowd was happy about it.
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