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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 .

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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 , 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.

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Conor McGregor claims his inactivity was behind his shock defeat to Dustin PoirierConor McGregor claims his inactivity was behind his shock defeat to Dustin Poirier (Image: GETTY)

He said: "You know, it's hard to overcome inactivity

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