Poirier had other plans in mind, using destructive calf kicks to soften McGregor up before finishing him with a barrage of punches to score a TKO at the 2:32 mark of the second round.
Seeing he had McGregor in a vulnerable state and weakened, Poirier stunned McGregor with a left hand.
"We knew (McGregor's) counter-twos was some of the best in the game," Poirier said. "But I just don't give f—k. I'm here to win."
For McGregor (22-5), it is his second loss in his last three fights, and he is now 1-2 competing at 155 pounds. He gave Poirier all the credit for his performance. McGregor also conceded that he needs more cage time to compete against the best at 155 pounds.
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