Conor McGregor lost in shocking fashion late Saturday night to Dustin Poirier.
Entering the highly-anticipated UFC 257 bout, pretty much everyone assumed that McGregor was going to roll to victory. The boys were packed into a house in front of the big screen, the beers were flowing and everyone was ready to watch the Irish-born superstar dominate. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Instead, Poirier pulled off an insanely shocking upset by taking out McGregor in the second round! He put him down in the second round!
When the time has come, everything will be over. I hope @TheNotoriousMMA not retired and go back more stronger ????#UFC257 pic.twitter.com/jWZ6wQ5oJl
— wonderboy????⚡ (@e_rendikaa) January 24, 2021
I’m sitting here on this gorgeous Sunday morning, and I still can’t believe what happened last night. I can’t believe McGregor lost.
“You don’t get away with being inactive in this business. … I’m gutted.”
—Conor McGregor after #UFC257 pic.twitter.com/0NlOIAka0z
— ESPN (@espn) January 24, 2021
Now, we all have to sit and wait to see what McGregor does next. Is this the end of the road or does he plan on returning to the octagon?
It sounds like he wants to fight again, but I honestly have no idea what to expect at this point. Nobody saw this coming.
“I think it’ll make him hungrier or he’s done.”
Dana White isn’t sure how Conor McGregor will react to defeat at #UFC257. pic.twitter.com/N7iVm68Yz8
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 24, 2021
Let’s hope he fights again. However, if this is truly the end, then know that McGregor will always be remembered as one of the best to do it.