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Dustin Poirier Rewarded For Defeat Of Conor McGregor In UFC 257 With A Bonus Of $50,000


Dustin Poirier Rewarded For Defeat Of Conor McGregor In UFC 257 With A Bonus Of $50,000

Dustin Poirier was rewarded for his defeat of Conor McGregor in UFC 257 with a bonus of $50,000.

Poirier, Michael Chandler, Makhmud Muradov and Marina Rodriguez all picked up the tidy sum in Performance of the Night bonuses. It was the 12th Fight Night bonus of Poirier's UFC career.

Poirier stopped McGregor in the second round in Abu Dhabi. After hitting McGregor with a series of low kicks, Poirier exploded in the second round with a flurry of punches that put the Irishman on his back and forced the stoppage.


With the win, Poirier avenged a loss to McGregor dating back to September 2014.

At the post-event press conference, Poirier said he'd be open to fighting McGregor in another rematch and extending their battles into a trilogy.


"We're 1-1 for knockouts," said Poirier. "You probably have to do it."

McGregor added: "Justin fought a hell of a fight. I thought I was better than him in the clinch, but too little, too late. My leg was compromised, and I didn't adjust and that's it. Fair play to Dustin."


Three-time Bellator champion Chandler made a stunning UFC debut, needing just two minutes and 30 seconds to catch Dan Hooker with a left hand and finish with punches on the ground.

UFC boss Dana White said that Chandler and Poirier could fight for the UFC lightweight championship should Khabib Nurmagomedov vacate the title.

Poirier, though, is reluctant to compete against Chandler as he doesn't feel his compatriot has earned the chance. Instead, Poirier said Chandler should fight Charles Oliveira - a jiu jitsu specialist on an eight-fight win streak.


No Fight of the Night award was given, so two more Performance of the Night bonuses were given instead to middleweight Muradov and strawweight Rodriguez.


Muradov won his 14th straight fight with a second consecutive third-round finish. He put away Andrew Sanchez with a flying knee and punches with just over two minutes remaining.

Rodriguez opened the pay-per-view main card by upsetting Amanda Ribas. Rodriguez caught Ribas with a power punch in round two to secure the TKO win.

Featured Image Credit: UFC/Twitter

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler

Thomas Harvey
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