Freestyle superstar Conor McGregor suffered a shock loss at a UFC event in the UAE on Sunday morning.
U.S. Dustin Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second set of the lightweight match.
McGregor won the men’s previous encounter in 2014 with a knockout of the first set.
McGregor got off to a good start and won the opening round with his effective boxing.
In the second installment, Poirier started to do damage with his lower kicks.
The American solved the match by forging a long series of blows to the head of McGregor.
The referee suspended the match when McGregor fell defenseless on the canvas.
The batch had been 2.32.
The match was for Irish McGregor, 32, only second since October 2018, when he lost in the UFC championship to Habib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor has now lost five times in his 27-match professional career.
Poirier, 32, has amassed 27 wins and 6 losses in his professional career.