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UFC 257

Former UFC double champ, Conor McGregor -- the promotion's biggest box office draw -- returns after a year-long hiatus to rematch No. 2-ranked Lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, in UFC 257's ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which will take place inside Etihad Arena on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. McGregor and Poirier first met at UFC 178 back in Sept. 2014, with "Notorious" scoring a first round technical knockout finish. The winner of the highly-anticipated showdown will likely earn a crack at the 155-pound belt later in the year. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 257 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Fight Island" right here before, during and well after the live show concludes.

‘Diamond’ Open To McGregor Trilogy But Wants World Title

Dustin Poirier’s head coach, Mike Brown, discusses a potential trilogy match with Conor McGregor and "Diamond’s" pursuit of the undisputed UFC lightweight title.

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Video: Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair, famous for championship titles in both WCW and WWE, calls Michael Chandler to celebrate his UFC 257 win in Abu Dhabi.

Gaethje Celebrates Mac Attack, Eyes ‘Diamond’ Do-Over

Top lightweight contender Justin Gaethje celebrates Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 and hopes to secure a rematch against "The Diamond" in 2021.

Chandler: ‘Poirier Was The First Fight I Tried To Get In The UFC’

In an interview with Jim Rome, ‘Iron Mike’ talks Dustin Poirier and the Lightweight title fight he think needs to go down after their wins at UFC 257.

Khabib’s Coach Wonders Why McGregor Wasn’t Prepared For Leg Kicks

American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) head coach Javier Mendez discusses Poirier vs. McGregor and wonders how Team McGregor could have overlooked the leg kick element of Poirier’s game.

Khabib Can’t Say He’s Better Than Oliveira

Charles Oliveira believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is not levels above everyone else because he never fought "Do Bronx" before retiring from UFC.

Midnight Mania! Did McGregor Give Up At UFC 257?

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GSP: McGregor Needs To Be ‘Reborn’ After UFC 257 Loss

The former dual-division champ shares his thoughts on how Conor McGregor can get past the big upset loss he suffered on Saturday against Dustin Poirier.

Video: Watch ‘Diamond’ Finish McGregor In Super Slo-Mo

Appreciate all the violence from UFC 257 with this official video from the UFC sharing footage from a special super slow motion camera.

Mac Takes Big Hit In UFC Rankings Update

Latest UFC rankings have Conor McGregor tumbling down the ladder at both lightweight and pound-for-pound, while Michael Chandler gets prime real estate at 155 pounds.

UFC 257 PPV Buys Deliver Despite Outages

UFC 257 PPV buys for the Conor McGregor MMA event on ESPN+ in Abu Dhabi, which featured "Notorious" getting finished by Dustin Poirier in the second round.

McGregor Facing Possible Six-Month Suspension

UFC 257 medical suspensions and injuries have former lightweight champion Conor McGregor facing a potential six-month timeout, compared to just seven days for opponent Dustin Poirier.

Ribas Releases Statement Following UFC 257 Loss

Here’s what Amanda Ribas had to say about her losing performance against Marina Rodriguez at UFC 257 on "Fight Island" this past Saturday.

McGregor ‘Harassing’ UFC For Poirier Rematch

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch is the goal for summer 2021, according to coach John Kavanagh, or "Notorious" might just drift off into boxing.

Fergie: Poirier Dodged Me

Tony Ferguson reacts to UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, insisting Dustin Poirier dodged him last fall, before setting his sights on the inactive Nate Diaz.

‘I Lost About 40 Percent Of My Vision’

MMA says goodbye to another longtime veteran after more than a decade of action inside the Octagon, which includes UFC 257 on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi.

Paul: Mac KTFO ‘By A Bum,’ Worth Just $10k

Jake Paul vs. Conor McGregor is now worth just $10,000 after "Notorious" got knocked out by "bum" Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 last weekend in Abu Dhabi.

McGregor Betting Favorite For Poirier Trilogy

MMA odds: Conor McGregor opens as betting favorite for Dustin Poirier trilogy despite losing to "The Diamond" at UFC 257 last weekend in Abu Dhabi.

What’s Next For Conor McGregor?

UFC 257 results: It’s time to see what could be next for Conor McGregor after suffering a technical knockout loss to Dustin Poirier on "Fight Island."

Paid In Full

UFC 257 results, recap, and link wrap-up for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2-led pay-per-view (PPV) event on Jan. 23, 2021 from "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi.

Matches To Make After UFC 257

UFC 257 results: It’s time to see who were the biggest winners (and loser) from the "McGregor vs Poirier 2" event in Abu Dhabi.

Nate Diaz Calls Out Dustin Poirier: ‘I’m Training To Whoop Your Ass Next’

Could we finally see Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz face off in the Octagon? Both men want it, and it’d undoubtedly be one of the biggest fights of the year.

Iron Mike Ready To ‘Go Out There And Compete Again ASAP’

Four months ago, Michael Chandler wasn’t even in the UFC. Now he sits on the verge of a lightweight title shot. And the former Bellator champ has no intention of slowing down.

UFC ‘Might Move To Abu Dhabi This Year’ Due To US COVID-19 Restrictions

A new administration brings new policies to fight COVID-19 including the possibility of mandatory 14 day quarantines for anyone entering the country. Here’s what that means for the UFC.

Mayweather Trashes ‘Bum’ McGregor After UFC 257 Loss

Former opponent Floyd Mayweather had some pretty derogatory things to say about Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.

McGregor Releases Statement Following First TKO Loss At UFC 257

The former champ champ sounded down but not out after suffering the first TKO loss of his career against Dustin Poirier on Fight Island.

Everything That Happened At UFC 257 Last Night!

Andrew Richardson breaks down the entire UFC 257 card from top to bottom, laying out all the greatest moments and fighter highlights.

McGregor Responds To ‘Disrespectful’ Khabib: ‘That’s Fighting Talk’

The war of words between Conor and Khabib isn’t over apparently, with McGregor welcoming Khabib for another cage fight should the retired champion be interested.

Poirier: McGregor ‘Just Another Man That Bleeds’ At UFC 257

Dustin Poirier explains the difference between the Conor McGregor he fought in 2014 and the one he beat in 2021 at UFC 257.

UFC 257, The Morning After: Michael Chandler’s Perfect Timing

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Biggest Winners, Loser From UFC 257

UFC 257 results: It’s time to see who were the biggest winners (and loser) from yesterday’s (Sat., Jan. 23, 2021) "McGregor vs Poirier 2" event in Abu Dhabi.

McGregor Lost Because He’s Not The Best

Conor McGregor lost because he’s not the best in the world and Dustin Poirier proved it during their UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

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