CONOR McGREGOR was sensationally stopped by Dustin Poirier – and it left one punter with a £400,000 win.
Conor McGregor was battered by Dustin PoirierCredit: Getty Images – Getty
One UFC fan had bet $200,000 on Poirier to win at decimal odds of +2.7 odds – netting him near half-a-million return converted into Great British Pounds.
McGregor was the heavy favourite going into the fight against a man he had beaten by first-round TKO in 2014.
But Poirier decided to upset those odds – and in scintillating style.
Fan favourite Poirier looked to hinder the Irishman’s movement with leg and calf kicks, which seemed to be taking their toll.
McGregor soon wised up to the tactic and began catching the kicks and looking to land counters.
But the Dubliner’s movement was well and truly compromised, which led to eventually Poirier cornering against the fence.
The pride of Louisiana unleashed a hellacious flurry and rocked the former featherweight and lightweight champion with a big left hand.
The former interim lightweight champion didn’t let up and landed a big right hook that sat McGregor down and closed the shot with some ground and pound.
McGregor was left to reflect on ‘what’s next’ after the shock lossCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Poirier secured his revenge against the Irishman on Fight IslandCredit: Getty Images – Getty
McGregor, 32, refused to call retirement after the fight, insisting he will fight on for 2021.
But such was the manner of his defeat, many will speculate that the Irishman might chase the money for a whole host of celebrity fights he has been linked with.
This includes a boxing fight against YouTuber Jake Paul, who was quick to poke fun at McGregor following this devastating loss.