Dustin Poirier sent shockwaves throughout the world of MMA when he knocked out Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 257 but the two shared mutual respect after the fight — Fightful has you covered on the heartwarming exchange between the pair as well as more UFC 257 fallout from around the world of social media.
Watch: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier Meet Backstage After UFC 257 Main Event
Following Dustin Poirier's shocking knockout of Conor McGregor to close the show at UFC 257, the main event pairing met backstage and the result was nothing short of heartwarming:
Jake Paul Blasts Conor McGregor After UFC 257 Loss
YouTube sensation-turned boxer Jake Paul was in the news for a myriad of reasons for the entirety of 2020, most notably for knocking out former NBA-star Nate Robinson in a boxing match on the undercard of Mike Tyson's return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.
After his victory over the aforementioned Robinson, Paul would turn his attention to the biggest fight he could possibly ask for...Conor McGregor. After months of shots from Paul towards the Irish-born former UFC champion, the Youtuber took to Twitter to bash McGregor following his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier during the main event of UFC 257:
Tony Ferguson Reacts To UFC 257 Main Event
Forer interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been linked to both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ahead of the pairing's UFC 257 rematch, so he was sure to keep an eye on the show's main event.
After Poirier's brutal TKO of McGregor, Ferguson took to Twitter to comment on the bout:
Nate Diaz Reacts To UFC 257 Main Event
UFC lightweight and welterweight mainstay Nate Diaz is no stranger to having a rivalry with Conor McGregor.
The Stockton-born fan-favorite commented on his former foe's TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257:
These guys all get finished all the time ----— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 24, 2021
Judge's Scorecards Revealed For First Round Of UFC 257 Main Event
Sal D'Amato, David Lethaby and Ben Cartlidge, better known as the judges for UFC 257, weren't needed during the event's main event, where Dustin Poirier TKO'd Conor McGregor in the second round.
However, the UFC revealed their scorecards for the first-round of the bout, which all went 10-9, in favor of the Irishman who came up short in his bid for a second win over the aforementioned Poirier:
Pros React To ESPN+ Issues During UFC 257 Pay-Per-View
UFC President Dana White wasn't shy to warn potential illegal streamers ahead of the highly-anticipated UFC 257 event, encouraging fans to dole-out an upwards of $70 to see the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
However, according to many fans, media members and fighters, the ESPN+ service had several issues and delays as the UFC 257 pay-per-view went on-the-air:
Is anyone else not being able to log in to ESPN despite already buying the #ufc257 card which was freaking $70— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) January 24, 2021
Dana shut down the wrong servers pic.twitter.com/CNZq38rWKq— Drakkar Klose (@drakkarklose) January 24, 2021
Just trying to do the right thing here ------— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) January 24, 2021
ESPN working for me, sorry you losers can't buy it. Ill update you.— Funky (@Benaskren) January 24, 2021
Damn ESPN must not have been expecting this traffic ! #UFC257— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 24, 2021