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3 Times Conor McGregor silenced his opponents

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:01 IST

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Weigh-Ins
UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Weigh-Ins

Former UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor is one of the biggest legends of the world of MMA as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One of the most controversial fighters in the world, McGregor has not had the best run of late, as he lost his last title bout to the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, tapping out. He also lost his fight against Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, although he did far better than anyone could have expected from him.

However, Conor McGregor has also been one of the most dominant fighters for large parts of his Mixed Martial Arts career.

A characteristic of McGregor's fights is that in the leadup to the fight, there is a lot of smack talk between him and his opponent. The king of talking smack, 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor uses the talk to play mind games with his opponents before the fight even begins. His opponents have been forced to join him in the talk, going above and beyond by insulting him and his ability.

However, when Conor McGregor has entered the Octagon, he has been all about action. In fact, sometimes, he has silenced his opponents in moments, backing up his smack talk, leaving them lying in the middle of the Octagon.

In this article, we will talk about three times that Conor McGregor shut up his opponents within moments.


#1 Dustin Poirier

UFC 178: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
UFC 178: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier was the first really significant fight in McGregor's career. He faced Dustin Poirier as the first ever fighter ranked within the top ten in the UFC.

Poirier and McGregor's fight was highly anticipated, and when they entered the Octagon, Poirier even landed 10 significant strikes to McGregor's 9. However, it was the one left hook that shook Poirier from McGregor at 1 minute and 46 seconds of the 1st round that counted.

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It left Poirier on the mat, and McGregor looking like he might actually go on to become the Featherweight Champion extremely soon.

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Published 16 Jan 2019, 09:30 IST
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