Conor McGregor crushed as 'The Diamond' shines at UFC 257
Dustin Poirer stood and delivered on a huge night for the UFC lightweight division at UFC 257, as he TKO’d Conor McGregor in stunning fashion to declare himself the uncrowned champion at 155 pounds, while an explosive new contender blasted his way into the title picture as Michael Chandler delivered an A+ debut in the night’s co-main event.
On this week’s show, we unpack the two huge matchups at the top of the card as Poirier finished McGregor, and Chandler stopped Dan Hooker to stake their respective claims for a shot at championship gold next time out.
We discuss the gravity of the two featured lightweight bouts, assess the current title picture at 155 pounds, and share our thoughts on how the division could be booked in the months ahead.
It’s an exciting time for the UFC’s lightweight division, and UFC 257 was just the start. Also, don’t write off McGregor just yet!
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