Conor McGregor Becomes Two-Time UFC Champion

Conor McGregor Becomes Two-Time UFC Champion.

It’s been almost a decade since Conor McGregor won his first UFC title belt. When he became the featherweight champion at UFC 194 in 2015, it was the moment that catapulted ‘The Notorious’ into the sport’s stratosphere.

In the years since, McGregor has become the biggest star in combat sports. He has fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, branched out into a whiskey business, and is an iconic figure in his native Ireland.

On Sunday night (January 24), McGregor achieved something many thought no longer possible: he reclaimed a UFC title belt to become a two-time champion.

McGregor’s UFC 257 opponent Dustin Poirier had promised that he would fight ‘a different animal’ than when they met six years ago at featherweight and his prediction was true. This time around, Poirier was quicker, stronger, and more durable than McGregor. The Louisiana-native had to be after three back-to-back action fights with Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway, and Dan Hooker in 2020.

Conor McGregor Becomes Two-Time UFC Champion

UFC 257 is already an extremely successful event if it is judged by the amount of money generated by the event or the amount of PPV buys it got. Not only that, but, we also got to see a lot of exciting fights and some very surprising results.

The most notable fight was Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2. Both the fighters fought their hearts out, but in the end, Conor McGregor won via knockout.

Conor McGregor became a two-time UFC champion very quickly and for good reason too.

There were a lot of people who believed that Dustin Poirier could beat Conor McGregor this time around. But, unfortunately for them, it didn’t turn out to be so. Conor came into the fight at his best and even in his post-fight interview said that he felt better than ever before in his life.

UFC 257: Conor McGregor Becomes Two-Time UFC Champion

Conor McGregor has been crowned the UFC champion for the second time in his career. The Irish fighter defeated Dustin Poirier in the lightweight fight at UFC 257, which took place in Abu Dhabi on January 23. The event was headlined by McGregor and Poirier, with the former reclaiming his featherweight belt.

McGregor vs Poirier was a rematch of their previous bout at UFC 178, where McGregor won by a knockout in the first round itself. However, this time around, he had a tough fight; he couldn’t knock out Poirier even after five rounds of grueling battle. Nonetheless, he was crowned the winner via decision. As per the referee, McGregor won 50-43, 50-42 (x2) – a unanimous decision.

For those unaware, McGregor’s last fight was against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020, which he won via TKO (technical knockout). He went on to take a brief hiatus from MMA due to some personal reasons after that match. This victory over Poirier puts him back on track for another title shot and possibly a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Conor McGregor has done it. The Irishman has won his second UFC title belt. He had a solid victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. He defeated the American via knockout in the second round, making him a two-time champion in the UFC.

McGregor’s lightweight division title was stripped off of him after he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2018. He would go on to fight just once more after that, defeating Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds via a technical knockout at UFC 246. The fight against Poirier was his first since then and he made it count.

The 31-year-old McGregor has now become the only fighter in the history of UFC to win titles in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions. He also holds the record for most post-fight bonuses with 18 and is tied with Nate Diaz for most number of wins in UFC via submission with five each.

Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to earn two titles in two different weight classes on Saturday when he defeated Dustin Poirier by second-round TKO in the main event of UFC 257.

McGregor dropped Poirier with a smooth left hand to the chin early in Round 2 and then finished him with hammerfists at 00:23 of the frame. The Irishman was dominant from start to finish, outstriking his opponent 48-27 and landing at a staggering 41 percent clip.

McGregor’s victory was the second fastest knockout in UFC featherweight history (behind only his 13-second KO of Jose Aldo). It was also his first knockout since 2016, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title at Madison Square Garden.

Conor McGregor made a triumphant return to the Octagon this past Saturday (Jan. 23, 2021) at UFC 257. The Irishman defeated Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 via second-round TKO to capture his second UFC lightweight title.

McGregor was last seen inside the Octagon back in January 2020. He fought Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. “Notorious” stopped Cerrone by way of first-round TKO. McGregor had a great opening round against Poirier but he suffered a knockdown in Round 2 and was forced to fight off his back for a short time.

The 32-year-old got back up and went on the offensive, finishing Poirier with strikes after dropping him with an uppercut. It was an impressive performance from McGregor who came into the bout off a 15-month layoff from mixed martial arts competition.

As for Poirier, he was coming off a unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker in June 2020. “The Diamond” had his moments in Round 1 of the main event at UFC 257 but McGregor proved to be too much for him once again. The two men have met twice now and McGregor has emerged victorious both times.

Conor McGregor is a professional mixed martial artist, ranked as the number-two lightweight fighter in the world. He has held titles in both Featherweight and Lightweight and was the first man to hold two belts at the same time. He also became the first UFC fighter ever to have a brand of whiskey, Notorious Irish Whiskey.

McGregor had his first professional fight in 2008 and then fought for Cage Warriors from 2008 to 2012, winning both the featherweight and lightweight championships during that time. In 2013 he moved to the UFC after signing a contract with them. After defeating Dennis Siver, he was signed to fight Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 189.

In February of 2016, McGregor defeated Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship only 13 seconds into their match. Later that year, he fought Nate Diaz in a welterweight match (a weight category higher than his usual featherweight) and lost by submission due to a rear-naked chokehold, which was his first loss since 2010 when he fought Joe Duffy at a Cage Warriors event.

After winning against Eddie Alvarez in 2016, McGregor became the first man ever to hold two belts at once when he was given both the Lightweight and Featherweight belts.

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