How Dustin Poirier Beat Conor McGregor | UFC 257 Results | Technical Difficulties | Luke Thomas

At UFC 257, Dustin Poirier got his long-awaited revenge on former double champion Conor McGregor in the pay-per-view main event on Fight Island. Poirier managed to score a second-round TKO, but how did he do it?
In this breakdown, I'll show you how the leg kicks played a role, but more than that, the right hook aided by Poirier's ability to counter in the pocket is really what proved valuable.
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  1. Luke Thomas

    Luke Thomas

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    Pardon me. I’ll be putting muscles in my blood.

    • Presence of Mind

      Presence of Mind

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    • M B2

      M B2

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      Pathetic breakdown, Luke doesn't bother to breakdown the finishing combination that ended the fight? FKN Conor rider

    • Giancarlo Colon

      Giancarlo Colon

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      Even when Luke Thomas says something wrong, he is still not wrong.

    • yetigriff


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      Nice to see Hodor is working after Game of Thrones ended

    • Ryoon


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      Definitely not a HUGE UPSET Luke. Even you know that

  2. Dave-oh


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    Luke Thomas is the real life overweight MMA keyboard warrior meme.

  3. Mikiel Sahagun

    Mikiel Sahagun

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    "I was coming off a layoff and I want to be active, I want the trilogy with Dustin"- Conor "GET OFF ME SON!!!!"-Dustin

  4. Mikiel Sahagun

    Mikiel Sahagun

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    That's his main trick go away for a while get every one hyped and when he loses he'll have a pre-set excuses....... "You walk on one side of the road is safe , you walk on the other side of road is safe too: you walk in the middle of road (SQELCH) YOU GET SQUASHED LIKE GRAPE!!!!!"- Mr. Miagi

  5. Mikiel Sahagun

    Mikiel Sahagun

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  6. Jose Martinez

    Jose Martinez

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t think it was an upset Dustin has always been a dog. Let him bask in his win. It’s not an upset he beat Conor. It’s always if Conor wins he’s the best and he’s back but if he loses it’s rust and why would he fight a guy like Dustin.

  7. Gavin Fitzsimons

    Gavin Fitzsimons

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    Absolutely no one is talking about the fix. It makes too much sense. McG puts a mill Poirier to win by TKO in the second round and all McG has to do is stick his leg out to get hacked to pieces and has won more money than he made for the fight. This leaves the 2nd rematch open and will bring in even more revenue, there never would have been a 2nd rematch had McG gone out all guns blazing. Fix all day long.

  8. Harrison Fiore

    Harrison Fiore

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    "Filling his blood up with muscle" 😂

  9. the body pamp

    the body pamp

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    The argument that Connors stance was one of the reasons he lost is stupid because he has used that stance before in other matches so it wasn't a new stance and poriers team problaly realised that and that's why the leg kick worked.

  10. M B2

    M B2

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    Its clear now after many similar breakdowns that Luke has a very basic understanding of the fight game for he always fails to elaborate on the fight ending combinations

  11. Killian Ryan

    Killian Ryan

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    Is it just me or is something off with Conor what is up with his body why is he so red. He’s never looked like this before

  12. S K

    S K

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    Wasn't this the motivated Conner?

  13. Kombo Chapfika

    Kombo Chapfika

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    I thought Conor would win because of his better movement. Poirier took that advantage away super fast. Well fought.

  14. RTC1655


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    If Conor can come back once more and be the 155 champ he'll be remembered as a true great fighter. If not, his legacy will be one of a flash in the pan, or even a hype job.

  15. Mr ManjuMac

    Mr ManjuMac

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    "You see him doing this Rampage thing, side to side." ...errmmm blocking? Lol

  16. Sebastian David

    Sebastian David

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    Actually, the real scoop is that Terry Silver's been training Poirier. "A man can't stand, he can't fight."

  17. Joel Martinsson

    Joel Martinsson

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    It's weird that this is considered an upset by some considering Poiriers record def looks better than Conor. Especially if you look how well they've been doing since their last bout. I still thought Conor had the edge purely by his style and strengths working well against Poirier but nothing more than a slight edge.

  18. moreblack


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    Conor "filling his blood up with muscles" McGregor

  19. Leslie Sheldon

    Leslie Sheldon

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    Luke ... When you refer to the video to explain a winning technique it would help if you played the tape in super slo mo. Normal speed is hard to follow. By the way... You successfully identify techniques. You have access to tapes in slo mo. So ... Take the next step and produce an online instructional boxing / mma website using video clips in slo mo of the best mma fights. You can continually add tapes to keep it fresh. If you

  20. SpencerDonahue


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    There is nothing to be said about inactivity. Before the fight we heard from McGregor and his team multiple times that this was going to be the most prepared Conor we'd ever seen. His coaches all said his cardio was the best its ever been and that his inactivity would have no impact whatsoever. Just because Kavanaugh and McGregor both barfed up that excuse immediately doesn't make it true. Dustin is a more developed MMA fighter and it showed. Don't need to say much more than that.

  21. A. M. M.

    A. M. M.

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    The check hook was a great strategy as I think they realized Conor over commits when he throws that hard left hand. They also did a good job having Dustin roll his head after he attacks. Conor really looks to counter his opponents (pull and counter) and most MMA fighters don't move their head off the line after they attack and Conor just pulls back then strikes.

  22. JAY MOAP


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    The footwork was crucial here.

  23. L. A Leung

    L. A Leung

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    4:15 "filling his blood up with muscles". Nice.

  24. SA


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    This is the best fight breakdown I’ve seen in a while

  25. Karl


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    Fucking Spot On with the analysis. Wish they would pay you enough to just do this. (and some political punditry) ;0)

  26. Giblet


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    Wow! Did not see Dustin beating Conor! Great strategy! Very high level mma fight!

  27. william rodgers

    william rodgers

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    Damn, even his blood is full of muscles

  28. Geo Bois

    Geo Bois

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    how is it a huge upset? wtf dumb shit is that?

  29. BadNewz Brown

    BadNewz Brown

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    Great Breakdown MARINE! Yutttt!!!! ✊🏽😤😤😤😤💯

  30. Cregan Stark

    Cregan Stark

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    “How Dustin Poirier beat Connor McGregor “. 30+ minute video. Cregan’s version: “ couple of good leg kicks and a few great punches to the face did it”.

  31. Shinra Tensei

    Shinra Tensei

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    People down played dustin so much that now mcgregor is considered “washed” when really it was a result of dustin putting in work and gaining experience

  32. Kalm ari.

    Kalm ari.

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    Poirier seemed to get hit more when he got more cocky.

  33. AyeP Weakly

    AyeP Weakly

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    Ur a fool or you think Dustin upset Con-or that's BS Connis is over and done with!!!!

  34. Justin Schmidt

    Justin Schmidt

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    Great great great breakdown. Finally someone who acknowledged that Dustin was the more skilled fighter and simply beat Connor. Well done luke

  35. Bronco119


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    Are you experts sniffing glue??? "Huge upset???" There has never been a better underdog bet in UFC history. I love the talk about Conor getting a trilogy fight for the title in the spring LOL LOL LOL. What a joke!!!

  36. Lar Translation

    Lar Translation

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    dont ask us to sub before we watch the video..

  37. AK


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    Why not go over the finishing sequence? It’s the most satisfying part of the fight

  38. Chunky Racoon

    Chunky Racoon

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    Is this it for Connor? Time to retire forever?

  39. Cam Miller

    Cam Miller

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    Great break down as usual

  40. eLiTe oNe

    eLiTe oNe

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    And I'm real happy Dustin won. I was gonna put a good size bet on poirier to win. And now I'm kicking myself in the ass.

  41. eLiTe oNe

    eLiTe oNe

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    I don't really believe in the ring rust thing since I seen nate diaz take the 1st McGregor fight on short notice and won it. After being off for like 3 years or something.

  42. P P

    P P

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    Luke is one of the top 3 analysts.

  43. Tim Etter

    Tim Etter

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    Great Breakdown as always from Luke

  44. Charles Sajda

    Charles Sajda

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    I feel like Poirier used McGregor's accuracy against him with his slight head movements. This is the first fight where my favorite to win - not most likely to win - won. I am so happy that Poirier was triumphant!

  45. Richard Legrand

    Richard Legrand

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    Hope conor is alright. Muscle-in-blood is quite a serious condition.

  46. DespizedICON


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    Sometimes you go over things, ok most of time you go over things way too much. Might be a reason you didn't get a invitation to go and follow your old co workers.

  47. Marcus Middleton

    Marcus Middleton

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    You nailed it Luke

  48. Darren


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    This is in no way an upset. Stay off the internet dummy.

  49. Ricardo Morales

    Ricardo Morales

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  50. johnnycanuck2


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    146k subscribers on here and half of that on MK. Ya'll need to help out your boy and go subscribe to Morning Kombat. It's great.

  51. Rozennberg FRIDI

    Rozennberg FRIDI

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    I love how everyone pretends they expected Dustin to win.

  52. EVM


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    Great breakdown. I love when videos are added in slow motion showing exactly what happened.

  53. Pwanx0w


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    Conor looked like a one trick poney that got figured out... I really enjoy watching him fight so i hope it's not the case and he wont be Ronda 2.0

  54. EVM


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    Everyone who loves Conor says he wasn't the same. I say he was the same, but Dustin wasn't the same this time around. Dustin evolved and can absorb Conor's shots, but the same cannot be said about Conor. End of story.

  55. Sarang Madhani

    Sarang Madhani

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    Is it really a huge upset? I don't think so

  56. Arjit kumar

    Arjit kumar

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    Sorry to say this but this is not an upset. Two of the best fighters of the LW division fighting against each other, it can’t be an upset if the underdog on the betting line defeats the favourite one. Upset would have been if a number 15 ranked guy would have defeated Conor. Give some respect to Dustin.

  57. AA


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    He Focus On Boxing Instead Of Focusing On Ufc That Manny Fight Can Wait

  58. Aston Bond

    Aston Bond

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    Gaethje would’ve killed Conors legs if Dustin was able to do that to him.

  59. Hamon Lettuce

    Hamon Lettuce

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    Tony is the kind of guy to fill his blood up with muscles

  60. Andrew Gallup

    Andrew Gallup

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    I've got the say man yes it has been evolutionized but he was leaned in more he was hunched over he didn't seem as confident when he was going out and throwing his combinations and I think that has a lot to do with how that fight played out other than the fact that Dustin carried out a perfect game plan and recipe to beat that traditional boxing style. Conor when he was in his karate stance was able to move his legs out of the way of leg kicks or dart in when they threw the leg kick so it didn't land as clean and as powerful as they would have been.

  61. J And1

    J And1

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    Your fight breakdown is amazing Luke, Just showed how much better Dustin got I had no idea.👏

  62. Jonathan Allen

    Jonathan Allen

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    Back when I was on prohormones I was bouncing at clubs fucking jacked bro

  63. vffjeff1983


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    *muscles up with blood

  64. Ella Young

    Ella Young

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    This fight was only an upset to people who haven't been paying attention!

  65. Michael Jung

    Michael Jung

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    Watching everything in slow motion, Conor actually looked the worst he's ever been. He was pushing all his punches and leaning way over his lead leg putting his head in terrible positions to get unloaded on.

  66. pat fussies

    pat fussies

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    if you know the sport, this was no upset.

  67. screenPhiles


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    Yours is the first channel I've found that gives play-by-play! Thanks for that!

  68. Painted Curb

    Painted Curb

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    C'mon Luke... You know all major sports have a narrative they follow. WWE is the most obvious & NFL profits the most. No different in the UFC

  69. Nasty Clutchness

    Nasty Clutchness

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    How Dustin Poirier Beat Conor McGregor? He punched him.

  70. Andy Schroeck

    Andy Schroeck

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    Low E

  71. emanuel


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    Tony Ferguson is the type of guy how puts muscle in his blood to fight strongly against cancer.

  72. Smashley Scott

    Smashley Scott

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    Truth: McGregor has ALWAYS been overrated. He was dominate when he was the NOTICEABLY larger fighter. He also has some very obvious tendencies and habits, and truly lacks sound fundamentals in his striking... he leans too much to his right, over extends on his cross & up jab, and pushes all of his uppercuts & hooks instead of snapping them. He doesn't rotate properly on his left roundhouse kicks and his teep kick is slow. Notice how he telegraphs all of his spinning kicks?? Notice how flat footed he seems to be?? Notice how his combinations never seem to change?? It's the same combination set virtually every exchange. He's really NOT a smart fighter. A smart fighter doesn't just know how to get into his opponents head, or just know his opponents tendencies... a smart fighter knows their own... a smart fighter doesn't blame his losses on long layoffs or the inability to "conserve" his energy. A smart fighter takes a long look at what they are doing wrong, and FIXES it. I really don't need to mention his terrible cardio, do I...?? McGregor's days in the UFC are numbered. There is no one at lightweight in the top 5 in the UFC that he is anything but a one punch threat to.... and, even then, THAT'S a stretch.

  73. Doggo Willink

    Doggo Willink

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    I’m not sure it’s a huge upset, looking at Dustin’s career lately, but yeah I guess I get it.

  74. The one The only

    The one The only

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    Conor has went Into a boxing stance which is open to kicks he needS to go back into a karate bounce stance which benefits his counter left

  75. Roberto Weil-Machado

    Roberto Weil-Machado

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    Problem with the media is that fabricates false idols. Why is this an upset ?? The man has not defeat opponents of pedigree yet. Is the guy good? Yes. It is the greatest? Not even close. Now he has to fight Oliveira, Chandler, Hooker, Dos Anjos, Ferguson, Gaethje, Iaquinta and Makahchev ( whom will give him probably the biggest lesson ) to prove himself. Any of those fighters will create massive problems for him. Just imagine for a second Gaethje kicking those legs.

  76. RK A

    RK A

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    People reading too much into one loss, and writing off Conor’s future after this is ridiculous. Conor is an elite fighter, but has difficulty with adversity. He won round 1, was hurting Dustin, and then had his leg effect his striking, his confidence, and then got beat by another elite fighter. Everyone wants Conor to have every fight be like the Cowboy fight, which is impossible at the highest levels. Conor’s biggest issues will be his motivation, and his ability to handle adversity. He seems to panic when things are not going his way. He is physically and mentally gifted to make the changes he needs to make......the biggest problem will be, does he have that hunger? Conor based on his past performances put fear into people before the fight started, and got fighters off of their own game psychologically. The mental game is over 90% of the game at this elite level, and has Conor lost that “aura” that he had? It’s his next fight, that will determine Conor’s future path in the fight game.

  77. Anthony Patsicostas

    Anthony Patsicostas

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    Basically Luke is the George R R Martin of mma commentary re: the tiny but crucial details required to correctly summarize a contest.

  78. Corey


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    How was this a *"Huge"* upset? You and the rest of the casuals obviously slept on Dustin.

    • oedipa maas

      oedipa maas

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      I mean, a lot of fighters either thought McGregor would win or that Porier's path to victory would be taking the fight into the later rounds. Surely they're not casuals?

  79. no name Available

    no name Available

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    That JMT hoodie is HARD! Just listened to Vinnie’s latest episode of his podcast. Love and respect that guy. At any rate, I appreciate your analysis on this fight. Thank you for sharing, sir. DC stand up!!

  80. Mottahead


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    I think that Conor Mcgregor is a fake champion. He's a derailed hype train. Why? Because when he fought at 145 lb , it was pretty clear that he was bigger and had a longer reach than those guys (with the exception of Max Holloway.... which was the guy he wasn't able to KO.... which was already an indication of what was to come). Then he decides to fight a taller guy.... and loses. Nate Diaz was not even considered that good of a fighter after he won against Mcgregor. And then he goes and fights for the belt at 155 lb against Eddie Alvarez? Dana White had already seen him as a money maker and was willing to make it easy for him to win two belts.... so that he could brag about it. Well, his big mouth made enough noise that Mcgregor was able to attract big (huge amounts of) money to fight Floyd Mayweather.... fot the big money.... and yet another loss. Then he fights Khabib after having tried to get into the guy's head insulting everyone close to Khabib like a crazy banshee...... only to lose to the Eagle. And then the big star does what? Fights old horse on his last legs Donald Cerone. Which was simply ridiculous. Only to come back again, fight Poirier and lose again. And what was it that told Mcgregor that he would win against Poirier? A win against the guy at 145 lb many years ago? What about recently? Poirier has been fighter bloody wars inside that octagon : against Holloway, Gaethje and Hooker. I don't think Conor Mcgregor is good enough to win against either Holloway, Oliveira or Dos Anjos. The crazy Irishman is history. Never been that good to start with.

  81. Marcos leon

    Marcos leon

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    Anderson Silva is a beast he’d drop guys while his back was against the cage

  82. Marcos leon

    Marcos leon

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    He seemed way more patient when he knocked Eddie out, he wasn’t just attack attack

  83. lowlowseesee


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    luke with the karoake mic

  84. Spell Check Please

    Spell Check Please

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    damn luke, is it cold in the crib? 🤔

  85. BronzeBullBalls


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    How can you call this a 'huge upset'?. I forgot when we annointed Conor on the same plane of the MMA Gods as the last Emperor, GSP or Jon Jones. Conor has never been a complete fighter (cardio issues, zero ground game - submission game etc) and he does well when matched properly against others who stand up and strike. He didn't even seem to understand that leg kicks and calf kicks were a thing that needed to be checked. lol Fighters evolve over time and the millionaire playing at MMA is the one at a disadvantage going up against someone who stayed in the game, trained and is still hungry.

  86. John Metcalfe

    John Metcalfe

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    It's not an upset, to anyone who has been paying attention. I know you have, so well done on the attractive video title.

  87. Bryan Kahl

    Bryan Kahl

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    Man! I have to say you are awesome at breaking fights down! Probably the best I’ve seen so far.

  88. Sun Tzu

    Sun Tzu

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    Please say Poirier like every single other person in the world

  89. VintageVoid


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    Surprised he's allowed to replay the ppv

  90. Morgan Freedude

    Morgan Freedude

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    fresh breakdown!

  91. Franc Mittelo

    Franc Mittelo

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    If you look at Conor McGregor's UFC record, then you will notice that he beat a bunch of rookies, short notice opponents and journeymen. The only 2 fights that he won fair and square were (1) Jose Aldo and (2) Dustin Poirier 1. Max Holloway was a bum (3-2 in the UFC) when Conor beat him. People are giving Conor hindsight credit for beating Max Holloway, because Holloway post-McGregor fight went on to be the best 145 fighter in UFC history. How many people are talking about Conor beating Marcus Brimage? LOL

  92. David Greenhouse - Photo & Film

    David Greenhouse - Photo & Film

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    I don't think it was a huge upset at all. Poirier is a much more rounded fighter than Mcgregor. Mcgregor has never had much of a gas tank either, 2 rounds max. Poirier was always gonna win that fight in my eyes.

  93. len dog

    len dog

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    This was not an upset... it was a pleasure to watch & see Conor bleeding & disheveled. He deserved every little bit of that beating he took. Conor needs a dose of humility... so fukc him.

  94. kevincarter2020


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    It wasn't a huge upset if you we're sucking MacGregor's nuts. His record outside featherweight was 3-2 and also factor in ring rust. Also Dustin has become a killer in the last 7 years and for him to be such an underdog was very disrespectful

  95. scenczyk1429


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    I know those leg kicks made the difference but watching this back with the slow break down and seeing exactly how they connect is great. I don't know if anyone has ever suffered with shin splints or is dealing with the early onset but that is what the target area seems to be. I get excruciating pain in that calf muscle area from time to time and it is absolutely agonizing

  96. Alex Ferreira

    Alex Ferreira

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    There is no one who can break this down better, great job.

  97. scenczyk1429


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    Is that a jedi mind tricks hoodie? My guyyy

  98. Kenny Michael Alanya

    Kenny Michael Alanya

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    Conor has devolved while Dustin had evolved. The Trilogy fight will see similar results



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    Conor McGregor got knocked the fuck out .

  100. Jacob Nieves

    Jacob Nieves

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    No excuses, Poirier was the better man on the night, amazing gameplan