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:

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