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Conor McGregor is looking to pick a fight before his title shot

When Conor McGregor travels to Brazil next weekend to take in the featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, he’ll likely be given just as much media attention as the title fight itself. I am looking forward to going to Brazil this week to see the Number 1 contender fight between Aldo and Mendes. Who gets to face the KING? — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Light for Conor McGregor

UFC 178 solidified the status of MMA’s newest and perhaps brightest young star, Conor Mcgregor. The 26-year-old Irish born featherweight stopped the No. 5 ranked Dustin Poirier at 1:45 of the first round by TKO. The stoppage occurred after a McGregor left hook grazed behind the ear of Poirier and sent him falling to the mat. A few follow up strikes later and the referee stepped...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Diego Sanchez, But Dana White Says No

Hot on the heels of his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 178, Irish sensation Conor McGregor made a surprise announcement that he would be fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico on November 15th. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote on Twitter last night. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
Via Fight Of The Night
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier ‘heartbroken’ following UFC 178 loss to Conor McGregor

Although UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his title in style in the main event of the mammoth UFC 178 card this past weekend, the highlight storyline of the event came from Conor McGregor’s incredible dispatching of No. 5 ranked Featherweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. McGregor and Poirier went back and forth quite a bit during fight...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor TKO’s Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 (Video Highlights)

If you look up “walk the walk, and talk the talk” in the dictionary, you’ll likely see a picture of Conor McGregor (pictured) flashing his million-dollar smile while donning a three-piece suit. McGregor told the MMA world that he was going to knock Dustin Poirier out in the opening round of their highly-anticipated shootout, and that’s exactly what the chatty Irishman did...
Via 5thRound.com
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor calls his shot, puts away Dustin Poirier in first round

LAS VEGAS -- There was a main event feel when Irish superstar Conor McGregor entered the Octagon on Saturday night and he wasted no time making short work of Dustin Poirier before calling for a featherweight title shot. For all the bad blood leading up to the fight, neither McGregor or Poirier came out of the gates with an emotional response instead opting for a tactical attack as...
Via Fox Sports
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor KO’s Dustin Poirier In The First Round At UFC 178 (GIF)

Image courtesy of mmasucka.com Conor McGregor told everyone that he was going to knock out Dustin Poirier in the first round at UFC 178. AND HE DID! McGregor caught Poirier with a questionable punch that landed behind the ear of Poirier, which stunned him, and then ended the fight with a flurry of punches. McGregor is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, you can see why....
Via Total Sports Blog
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor TKO’s Dustin Poirier In Under Two Minutes At UFC 178

Conor McGregor was true to his word – he finished Dustin Poirier in the first round of UFC 178 tonight to potentially set up a future featherweight title shot. Round One: McGregor with a hook kick to the head that just misses. McGregor with another fancy kick but losing his footing. Poirier with a couple of leg kicks as he moves around the outside. mcGergor bails out of a spinning...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Conor McGregor & Dustin Poirier The Real UFC 178 Main Event?

Dustin Poirier isn’t scared of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, he’s one of the few that can honestly say that. The two have grown to dislike each other these past coupe of months and it has only grown since they’ve arrived in Las Vegas for UFC 178. The bad blood began to spill over at UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day. Conor and Dustin had to be held back while on stage for face...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: No denying a title shot after finishing Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor will fight a top 10 opponent for the first time in his UFC career this weekend as he takes on No. 5 ranked featherweight Dustin Poirier, but with a win the brash Irishman anticipates nothing less than a title fight for his next trip to the Octagon. In the last year and a half, McGregor has gone from an unknown prospect to a legitimate superstar and he's positive...
Via Fox Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 face offs: Johnson vs. Cariaso, McGregor & Poirier scuffle, Cerrone vs. Alvarez

UFC 178 goes down this weekend live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, they have stacked the deck with a bevy of consequential bouts and sensational matchups. The UFC held a media day this afternoon for this weekend’s event, which meant fans would be treated to face-offs. Needless to say, there were some intense...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier Have Awkward Encounter Prior to UFC 178 (Video)

That moment when your mortal enemy, someone you’re legally allowed to fight in four days, walks into the same room you’re currently occupying. That’s what happened Tuesday between UFC featherweights Dustin Poirier (pictured) and Conor McGregor. And the great part is, “UFC 178 Embedded” captured the entire awkward, tension-filled encounter on tape. After missing each other...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: ‘I am going to toy’ with Dustin Poirier

The UFC is desperately searching for new superstars as the old guard has changed a lot over the last 12 months. During that time, Irishman Conor McGregor has catapulted his way up the rankings, and already earned a UFC main event in his home country of Ireland in his third UFC bout. McGregor has been talking trash since the day he stepped into the UFC, noting that he is here to take...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 – Why This Is A Card You Don’t Want To Miss

With the UFC putting on fifty plus shows a year, it is often very hard to know when there is a card that you absolutely should not miss. Let me save you a little trouble: this weekend’s event, UFC 178, is one of those cards. Not only does this card boast a Flyweight title fight in the main event, it also has three fights scheduled that are legitimate title fight eliminators. UFC...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178: Why McGregor vs Poirier will bring McGregor closer to a title shot

This will be the test #9 Conor McGregor fans and haters have been waiting to see and is one of the most anticipated fights of the fall. McGregor has rankled a few fighter in the featherweight division with all of the attention he has received in his short time the UFC. It is a little ironic that his toughest test will come against, #5 Dustin Poirier, who arrived on the UFC scene...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier Featured in UFC 178 Embedded (Video)

Thanks to Conor McGregor (pictured), Saturday’s scrap against Dustin Poirier has quickly become the most anticipated in the UFC 178 lineup. Their beef, McGregor’s gift of gab and the stakes have must the featherweight affair must-see TV. The rivals are featured in the first episode of “UFc 178 Embedded.” McGregor kicks things off by taking a selfie with UFC president Dana...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier: Conor McGregor needs to get his a-- whipped and mouth shut

Sometimes even Dustin Poirier has to laugh at some of the madness that spouts from Conor McGregor's mouth before a fight.  The brash, outspoken Irishman has been like a sounding board for the last few months telling anyone who will listen that he's the future of the featherweight division and destined to be a champion. Poirier chuckles at McGregor in a lot of ways, but inside...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier plans to ‘destroy’ Conor McGregor this weekend at UFC 178

Conor McGregor has taken the UFC by storm over the last year, dominating everyone put in front of him while calling out the elite talent of the featherweight division, stating that he will beat all of them one by one. McGregor’s first true test in the UFC comes this weekend against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier on the pay-per-view portion of UFC Fight Pass. Poirier was among...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier hunting for UFC gold (Video)

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier is slated to take on the loud-mouthed Irish superstar Conor McGregor on the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 178 card in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year. Both men have jawed at each other for quite some time, and they will finally settle the score on September 27th. With McGregor on the brink of superstardom, a tough opponent...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor To Fight Dustin Poirier At UFC 178

Man of the moment Conor McGregor is set to go right back into training camp after his victory this past weekend in his native Ireland, with Dustin Poirier announced as his next opponent at the UFC 178 event on September 27th in Las Vegas. McGregor went some way to earning the hype surrounding him on Saturday when he took out former TUF winner Diego Brandao inside of a round by TKO...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Set For UFC 178

Conor McGregor wanted to face Dustin Poirier and Poirier wanted to face McGregor. The UFC made their wishes come true. UFC officials announced that McGregor will battle Poirier at UFC 178. McGregor competed this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 46 defeating Diego Brandao by first round stoppage. Poirier last fought at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in April defeating Akira Corassani...
Via Between The Ropes
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: The Once and Future King, Aka the McGregor-nator

Conor McGregor was the biggest star of UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin and lived up to the hype by delivering a first round finish. This performance had many fans excited and talking title shots in two different weight classes (there might have been some alcohol involved in some of those discussions). Immediately after the fight inside of the octagon he was already talking about soccer...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Makes Quick Return, Fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 178

They both wanted it, and Tuesday the UFC granted the featherweights their wish. Conor McGregor (pictured) will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. The beef between the two has been burning white hot since McGregor posted Saturday’s first round TKO victory over Diego Brandao. Poirier, much like many other 145-pounders, doesn’t like the perceived (clear) favoritism UFC brass has shown...
Via 5thRound.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants Dustin Poirier At UFC 178

Conor McGregor admitted he would welcome a fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 after his spectacular TKO win over Diego Brandao at UFC Dublin. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com Conor McGregor delivered on his promise of knocking out Diego Brandao in the first round at UFC Dublin. After the impressive victory, Dustin Poirier called out the Notorious on Twitter, eyeing up a bout with the...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale Bonus Awards

Following last night’s TUF Nations Finale in Canada the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced. ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors were handed to main card openers Dustin Poirier and Akira Corassani for their hard hitting featherweight encounter. The first ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus went to KJ Noons for his swift and spectacular KO victory over...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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