Dustin Poirier Beats Conor McGregor in “Crazy Fashion” – CM Punk Predicts The UFC 257 Main Event

Published 01/22/2021, 7:15 AM EST
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: CM Punk fights in the first round in his welterweight bout against Mike Jackson during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jackson won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


Former WWE Superstar CM Punk walked out on the company following Royal Rumble 2014. After that, Punk had a brief unsuccessful stint in UFC.

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Although his UFC ventures were lackluster, he trained enough to form an informed opinion on the sport.

In a recent Q&A session on Twitter, Punk was asked his thoughts on the upcoming Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier rematch at the UFC 257 main event.

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CM Punk revealed that he had a dream last night and saw Poirier beating McGregor in a “crazy fashion,” and he is extremely excited about the match.

The match in question is scheduled for January 23 at the Fight Island of Abu Dhabi. Both of the fighters fought each other way back in 2014 (the same year as Punk left WWE).

McGregor knocked out Poirier under two minutes, and this victory helped him achieve global stardom. Poirier, on the other hand, ended up with an MMA record of 16-4 and had to climb up the UFC rankings again.

Apart from fame and money, the fighters must keep another thing in mind. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will come back if any of his fellow competitors do something “spectacular” in this match.

Why did CM Punk fail in UFC?

Right after his departure from WWE, Punk declared he had signed a multi-match contract with UFC. Previously, Brock Lesnar did the same and rose to global fame, but Punk’s case was completely different.

Punk had no background in mixed martial arts or boxing. He started training in early 2015 but suffered major setbacks because of injuries which further delayed his UFC debut.

In his first match, Punk faced Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September 2016. The former WWE superstar tapped out in the first round of the fight after complete domination from Gall.

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Two years later, in his second match, Punk went up against Mike Jackson at UFC 225. Although Punk survived the five rounds in the Octagon, Jackson won the fight.

Both UFC and Punk have been criticized for going ahead with the fight despite the latter having no prior experience. Since then, Punk has retired from the sport and joined another MMA promotion called Cage Fury Fighting Championships as a commentator.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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