Fighters, UFC fans react to Dustin Poirier's TKO upset over Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is escorted from the cage area after fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

Stepping foot in the octagon for the first time in over a year, Conor McGregor found himself on the losing end of a UFC bout for the third time in his past six fights.

The former featherweight and lightweight champion was stunned by Dustin Poirier Saturday night at UFC 257, falling via second-round TKO to the man he'd knocked out back in 2014.

Needless to say, the main-event upset caused quite the ripple in the Twitterverse. A look at the sports world's reaction to Poirier's sterling finish:

When submitting content, please abide by our  submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.
We use cookies to improve your experience. Learn More or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.
close