A few men have failed to halter the meteoric rise of boisterous mixed martial arts (MMA) personality and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight titleholder Conor McGregor, but none have been able to stop him.
Perennial contender Dustin Poirier tried to do so at the UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) in Sept. 2014, before "Notorious" eventually found his opening and took out "The Diamond" via strikes.
McGregor, who prior to his high-profile bout with the American had not yet defeated an opponent in the featherweight Top 10, uncorked a bevvy of spinning kicks, including multiple to the body of Poirier.
His opponent from American Top Team (ATT) could all but muster up a few solid leg kicks and a left hand, until the Irishman sent him packing with a couple of clean lefts and follow-up strikes.
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