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 round, McGregor was then given a taste of his own medicine as Poirier delivered a highlight-reel knockout.
The Notorious was rocked backward before Poirier pounced to leave his opponent helpless in the corner.
In true sporting fashion, a shocked McGregor praised the improvement of Poirier, who has come on leaps and bounds since the first clash before admitting his inactivity was a major hindrance.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Conor McGregor claims his inactivity was behind his shock defeat to Dustin Poirier (Image: GETTY)
He said: "You know, it's hard to overcome inactivity