List of Conor McGregor’s Conquerors at the UFC Stage, Who Was Before Poirier?

The fighter from the Republic of Ireland, Conor McGregor, swallowed the bitter pill when he appeared at the UFC 257 event on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday (24/1/2021) morning WIB.

Conor McGregor lost to his opponent, Dustin Poirier, through a technical knockout (TKO) in the second round.

The Notorious, McGregor’s nickname, could do little when Dustin Poirier began showering him with measured hard punches.

He fell after receiving Poirier’s left hook and right jab.

Shortly after falling, McGregor was deemed unable to continue the duel.

He must be willing to accept the first defeat via knockout during his career in the professional MMA world. In addition, McGregor also failed to win a second victory over Poirier.

Prior to this, the two fighters had faced off in September 2014, to be precise in the UFC 178 event.

Shortly after falling, McGregor was deemed unable to continue the duel.

He must be willing to accept the first defeat via knockout during his career in the professional MMA world. In addition, McGregor also failed to win a second victory over Poirier.

Prior to this, the two fighters had faced off in September 2014, to be precise in the UFC 178 event.

Conor McGregor then beat Poirier via TKO in the first round.

After failing to win a second victory over Poirier, McGregor has now recorded three defeats during his career on the UFC stage.

Before Poirier, who were the two fighters who could beat McGregor? The following is the answer.

Nate Diaz Nate


Diaz was the first person to beat McGregor on the UFC stage. The fighter from the United States defeated McGregor via the submission method when the two fought in the UFC 196 (welterweight) event, March 2016.

Nate Diaz left McGregor helpless with a rear naked choke technique at the end of the second round.

After the duel, the two fighters again faced off at UFC 202, August 2016. As a result, McGregor managed to avenge the defeat against Nate Diaz through a majority decision.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

After Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the second fighter to successfully silence Conor McGregor. The emotional duel between Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor took place in October 2018, to be precise at the UFC 229 (light class) event.

At that time, the duel between the two fighters was fierce, reaching the fourth round. As the fourth round enters the third minute, disaster strikes McGregor.

He was caught off guard and had to accept the lockdown from Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Eagle, nicknamed Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is good at locking techniques, did not waste the momentum.

Just like Nate Diaz, Khabib launched a rear naked choke technique that left McGregor out of his mind. The Notorious, who could not hold back the lockdown, then taped out and Khabib was declared the winner.

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