Irish superstar Conor McGregor’s trip back down to the UFC’s lightweight division did not pan out for the fighter, losing by second-round TKO to No. 2 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday night.
Unsurprisingly, the loss has sparked many reactions from McGregor’s detractors. YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul, who recently challenged McGregor to a $50 million boxing match, shared a video and wrote, “AYE @thenotoriousmma INSTEAD OF $50 MILLION I GOT $10,000 for you now. CASH THO!! ALL CASH.”
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 24, 2021
He shared his full reaction via video, writing, “Aye Conor @TheNotoriousMMA since you’re a “fighter” and I’m a “YouTube Kid” I left you a message on YouTube.” Watch below:
In the video, Paul said he would now only offer McGregor $10,000 to box. Paul recently announced that he is boxing on April 17 but has not named the opponent. In the video, Paul said it was “supposed to be Conor McGregor but we’ll see what happens.” It’s unclear if McGregor actually signed a contract to box Paul.
UFC 257, Conor McGregor just got knocked the f*** out. Worst stream of all time, Dana White, worst stream ever. We want refunds. Conor McGregor got paid $5 million to fight a bum and he got knocked out by the bum. Bro, the memes right now all over Twitter is trending. This is hilarious. He got Nate Robinson’d. Conor, dude. You got paid $5 million to fight a bum. You should have taken the Jake Paul fight for $50 million but now I got $10,000 for you. I got $10,000 cash, cold hard cash. Or, I’ll give you a third of a Bitcoin, you choose. You choose, Conor McGregor. But bro, good morning. I hope you’re up. April 17. Guys, I’m fighting. You know, it was supposed to be Conor McGregor but we’ll see what happens. Stay tuned.
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Logan Paul & Paulie Malignaggi Reacted to McGregor’s Loss As Well
Jake’s older brother Logan Paul, who is set to box Floyd Mayweather next month, posted a video of his live reaction to McGregor’s defeat:
live reaction of mcgregor’s loss pic.twitter.com/A2CxC6tq79
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 24, 2021
Boxer Paul Malignaggi, who has a volatile history with McGregor, shared an image of McGregor on the canvas, writing,” Good night everyone.”
Good night everyone pic.twitter.com/MhQWZXNRxE
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) January 24, 2021
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UFC 257 Results
See the results below:
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via second-round TKO
Lightweight: Michael Chandler def. Dan Hooker via first-round TKO
Women’s Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Middleweight: Makhmud Muradov def. Andrew Sanchez via third-round TKO
Women’s Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez def. Amanda Ribas via second-round TKO
157-Pound Catchweight: Arman Tsarukyan def. Matt Frevola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Middleweight: Brad Tavares def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women’s Bantamweight: Julianna Pena def. Sara McMann via third-round rear-naked choke
Light Heavyweight: Marcin Prachnio def. Khalil Rountree Jr. via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Early Preliminary Card
150-Pound Catchweight: Movsar Evloev def. Nik Lentz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Amir Albazi def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)