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Twitter reacts with hilarious memes after McGregor’s defeat at UFC 257

Last updated 1 month ago | By Odero Charles

Jan 23, 2021; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. Credit: [USA TODAY Sports]

Sports lovers across the world have taken to social media to react to Conor McGregor’s defeat at UFC 257.

"The Notorious" McGregor was left reeling after suffering the first knockout defeat of his UFC career to Dustin Poirier on Saturday night.

Controlling the centre of the octagon, McGregor landed some hard shots with his right hand but he couldn't find the blow with his left that would have finished the fight, and instead, Poirier scored with a hard right to get his back off the fence before landing a flurry of blows to win.

The 32-year old Poirier was finally able to avenge his 2014 loss to McGregor.

In 2014, Conor McGregor handed Dustin Poirier his first knockout loss in the UFC. Seven years later, Poirier hands McGregor his first knockout loss in the UFC [photo courtesy]

Poirier has now won two fights and is 7-1 in his past eight, with the only loss in that span to undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor has dropped two of three and has only won once since 2016.

The knockout silenced the thousands in the crowd cheering on McGregor and the arena emptied out quickly once the fight was over.

Immediately after Poirier’s win, Twitter blew up with post-fight reactions where users have been sharing memes and throwing jibes at McGregor.

Below are some of the hilarious responses from Twitter:

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