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NBA players react to Dustin Poirier’s knockout of Conor McGregor

Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor by TKO

 

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor by TKO at UFC 257 at Etihad Stadium in Abu Dhabi to avenge a previous loss in 2014 to the former champion.

The match began with McGregor dominating the first round and the start of the second round.

However, Poirier quickly regrouped and unleashed a flurry of strong punches to the face of McGregor before the contest was called at the 2:32 mark of the second round.

The victory for Poirier marks his second straight. McGregor, who was previously the UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, has lost two out of his last three fights. Poirier entered the night as the heavy underdog.

The fight capped an exciting evening of action between the main card and undercards. Social media immediately erupted following the TKO by Poirier with many shocked at what unfolded.

Several players from around the NBA took to Twitter to share their reactions.

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