Jon Jones Francis Ngannou and Other UFC Superstars Left Stunned as Dustin Poirier Knocks Out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

Published 01/24/2021, 12:53 AM EST


UFC 257 is in the books, and Dustin Poirier shocked the world with a sensational KO win over Conor McGregor. ’The Diamond’ came out on top in an explosive contest of grit and determination right from the get-go. Chiefly, the end came after a series of leg kicks halted McGregor’s forward motion. Poirier sent out an avalanche of shots that overwhelmed McGregor and sent him to the canvas in no time.

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The stars came out before the fight started and chimed in on Twitter to share their excitement. The hype before the bell was palpable and several names across different sports and personalities came out in droves to show their support on both sides. From NFL standouts like Kyler Murray and Joey Burrow, to boxing icon Evander Holyfield, everyone had one eye out for UFC 257.

Chiefly, a Conor McGregor match-up always commands a certain level of intrigue from a wide audience at large.

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Twitter explodes as Dustin Poirier KO’s Conor McGregor

Famed MMA media members like Ariel Helwani and Kevin Iole wasted no time to share their sentiments on the blockbuster main event. The lightweight fight has been garnering plenty of attention, and the pay-off was certainly meaningful.

Additionally, several fighters who are vocal in the MMA fraternity sounded off on the amazing display put forth by Dustin Poirier. Ben Askren was quick to go after McGregor just moments after the Irishman was left flatlined on the canvas. Not to mention, notable names like Chael Sonnen and Ali Abdelaziz took pride in the fact that their prediction came to fruition.

Moreover, a large number of UFC fans let their excitement out as the lightweight main event wrapped up. Chiefly, the manner in which Poirier dispatched McGregor was a thing of wonder.

Additionally, several UFC champions came out and sounded off on the brilliant display by Louisiana native. Dustin’s teammate Amanda Nunes and consensus UFC GOAT Jon Jones sent out their reactions to the finish. The end to the main event was surprising given the fact that Conor had never been KOed cleanly before.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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