Conor McGregor's terrible form revealed as UFC ace has won just once in nearly FIVE years ahead of Dustin Poirier fight

Conor McGregor's terrible form revealed as UFC ace has won just once in nearly FIVE years ahead of Dustin Poirier fight

CONOR McGREGOR will look to get back to winning ways this weekend in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

The former two-division champion will renew his rivalry with the American early on Sunday morning in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.

The Notorious suffered a second-round KO loss to The Diamond in their January rematch in Abu Dhabi.

That fateful night at the Etihad Arena prolonged McGregor's long wait to taste victory at lightweight again.

The Irishman hasn't won at 155lbs since his masterclass against Eddie Alvarez in November 2016, which saw him become the UFC's first simultaneous two-division champion.

And to make matters worse, the UFC's poster boy has only added ONE victory to his resume since that historic night at Madison Square Garden.

Here, SunSport looks back at McGregor's poor run of form inside and outside of the octagon that has some fight fans believing he could soon call it a day.


Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather – August 26th, 2017

In 2016, the UFC's poster boy swapped the octagon for the boxing ring – which he graced for a lucrative showdown with former five-weight champ Floyd Mayweather.

The pride of Dublin gave a much better account of himself than many expected, showcasing some decent footwork early doors and landing some good shots.

Fatigue, however, took a hold of McGregor as Mayweather went on the offensive.

Try as he might, Mystic Mac eventually succumbed to the 40-year-old's will, suffering a tenth-round TKO loss.

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Conor McGregor vs Khabib Numagomedov – October 7th, 2018

McGregor's first outing back in the octagon after his unsuccessful venture into the boxing world saw him lock horns with his successor at the summit of the lightweight division, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The build-up to the pair's long-awaited grudge match was the ugliest in UFC history.

Their feud translated to the biggest PPV in the promotion's history, whichwas bought by a staggering 2.4million fans.

McGregor weathered a hellacious storm from the undefeated Nurmagomedov in the first two rounds before finding success in the third.

But The Eagle ultimately silenced his bitter rival with a fourth-round neck crank before sparking a mass brawl moments later.

Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone – January 19th, 2020

After another lengthy hiatus, McGregor returned to the cage in January 2020 for a welterweight showdown with fan favourite Donald Cerrone.

Despite his inactivity, McGregor went into his clash with the vet as the bookies' favourite.

And he showed why a mere 40 seconds into his comeback fight.

McGregor rocked Cerrone with some innovative shoulder strikers from inside the clinch before blasting him with a picture-perfect head kick.

The Notorious sensed blood and unloaded an accurate flurry of shots that forced referee Herb Dean to call a halt to proceedings.

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier – January 24th, 2021

McGregor's winless run in the stacked lightweight division was extended by the resurgent Poirier on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Ireland's first UFC champion had his mobility and the power in his left hand taken away by debilitating calf kicks to his lead leg.

Poirier swarmed on his old featherweight rival after stinging him with a beautiful left hand, which he followed up with a flurry of well-placed shots.

The former interim lightweight champion floored McGregor with a perfectly-timed right hook before closing the show with two academic strikes

Defeat to Poirier marked the first stoppage loss of McGregor's career, which he's hellbent on avenging this weekend.

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