By Harvey Hoffman

Conor McGregor was taken down more than a peg last night in Abu Dhabi.

After McGregor, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, dominated most of the first round of their UFC 257 main event, Dustin Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) picked up the pace and then ended things in the blink of an eye.

Poirier used a left hand to the jaw to setup up a flurry of a finish of McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) at the 2:32 mark of Round 2 at Etihad Stadium in Abu Dhabi. And with that, the former interim lightweight champ had his revenge.

“The goal was to be technical and pick my shots and have a big finish,” Poirier said.