Conor McGregor makes excuse after being knocked out by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

McGregor v Poirier: Tale of the Tape Conor McGregor believes his inactivity was to blame as he suffered a shock defeat to Dustin Poirier on his return to the octagon. The Notorious was fighting back at lightweight against The Diamond, who avenged his 2014 defeat in stunning fashion. McGregor started well but was soon feeling the effects of Poirier’s devastating leg kicks. After landing several accurate jabs in the opening

Conor McGregor knocked out by Dustin Poirier in second round of UFC 257 rematch

Conor McGregor suffered a brutal KO at the hands of Dustin Poirier to leave his career on the rocks. The Irishman was returning to the cage after a 12-month absence as he looked to mount another lightweight title challenge. But instead he was badly beaten as Poirier dropped the former two-weight ruler in the second round before finishing the fight on the ground. "It's hard to overcome inactivity," said McGregor.

Michael Bisping to accept 'foolish' Jake Paul fight offer following negotiations

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Michael Bisping has detailed why he is ready to accept a lucrative offer to take on Jake Paul. The former UFC Middleweight Champion, who was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2019, has not stepped back into the fight game since taking on Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum in 2017.

Dana White explains tracking of illegal UFC streamers after 'we've got you' rant

UFC President Dana White is ready to press charges on those who create mass streams of UFC 257. The businessman has lashed out at those who have been sharing events online in the past, reminding those who do so that they are criminals ahead of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier. While elaborating on his rant, White has confirmed that he is on the lookout for one particular mass sharer of

Eddie Hearn says bout between AJ and Tyson Fury should be signed soon

REVEALED: Eddie Hearn believes two-fight deal for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s £200m heavyweight showdown ‘should be signed in three or four weeks’ – and first bout could arrive as early as May Eddie Hearn says contracts for the highly anticipated contest are being finalised The first bout of two-fight deal is slated for May/June once agreement is in place  First fight is likely to be overseas but Hearn hopes

Conor McGregor responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov's rematch ultimatum

Conor McGregor doubts Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the cage despite the lightweight champion appearing to open the door to a rematch. Nurmagomedov announced his retirement last October after his third-round submission win over Justin Gaethje. UFC president Dana White believed he could convince the Dagestan native to return and the pair held talks in Abu Dhabi last Friday night. And Nurmagomedov told his boss he is willing to return

Conor McGregor girlfriend: Meet UFC star's fiancee Dee Devlin

Conor McGregor: UFC star’s career timeline Conor McGregor will be facing Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. He’ll once again be joined by fiancee Dee Devlin. Who is McGregor’s long-term partner? Conor McGregor will be looking to earn his 23rd career win this weekend when he faces Dustin Poirier. The Notorious takes on Poirier for the second time, after previously beating him in 2014. McGregor

Tyson Fury vows to smash Anthony Joshua inside three rounds

Tyson Fury vows to SMASH Anthony Joshua inside three rounds after talking tactics with his trainer SugarHill Steward over the phone… as heavyweights close in on huge two-fight deal to finally meet in the ring Tyson Fury’s unification bout with Anthony Joshua is close to being agreed WBO have handled the issue of Joshua’s mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk Fury posted a video on Thursday saying he had just talked to SugarHill

Alen Babic has shoulder surgery after snapping ligament in KO win but hopes to return in May

Alen Babic has undergone surgery after revealing how a shoulder ligament “snapped” in his win over Tom Little, but the Croatian contender still hopes to return in May. ‘The Savage’ Babic blasted aside Little to bring up his sixth professional victory, all by knockout, despite suffering an agonising injury in the opening minutes of the heavyweight fight in November. The 30-year-old required an operation in Croatia by a specialist surgeon

Conor McGregor's generous donation to Dustin Poirier ahead of rematch

Only time will tell whether Conor McGregor is the same fighter he was when he tore through the UFC at his peak. But the Irishman's demeanour outside the cage has certainly mellowed over the years. His rage reached a damaging crescendo in 2018 when he ranted and raved before his grudge fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. But since he was choked out in the fourth round by his bitter rival, McGregor