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Dustin Poirier is without question a world-class fighter and contender at 145 pounds, but at UFC 178, he ran into a hype train that never had any intention of slowing down. Hype is a word commonly attached to success without comprehension. Despite only having three fights in the UFC, Conor McGregor still entered the cage as a prohibitive favorite over Poirier, a proven veteran. If names weren’t attached, one would certainly confuse McGregor as a longtime superstar defending his position in the d read news >>

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If time is money, then Conor McGregor did pretty well for himself at UFC 178. The Irish featherweight sensation earned a little over $1,415 per second in purse winnings alone in just his fourth UFC fight, cashing in a $150,000 check for his sub two-minute victory over Dustin Poirier on the night's pay-per-view card, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Throughout weeks of pre-fight hype, McGregor predicted he would knock out Poirier inside the f read news >>

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UFC 178 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's (Sept. 27, 2014) earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 178 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athleti read news >>

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Bloody Elbow recaps the big fights from UFC 178 last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the feature fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. While most PPV events generally rely on the headlining act to sell the card, UFC 178 differed in the fact that arguably the most anticipated match-up on the PPV card took place before the co-main event of the evening. Irish sensation Conor McGregor had all eyes on him in Las Vegas when he destroyed Dustin Poirier in less than two minutes of fight read news >>

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Takeya Mizugaki finds himself in much the same place as Dustin Poirier right now. Both men are well inside the top 10, and both were simply outclassed by superior opposition at UFC 178. With Dominick Cruz coming back from a lengthy layoff, many expected Mizugaki to keep the fight relatively competitive. Unfortunately, Cruz didn’t fight like a man making his first competitive appearance in almost three years. He overwhelmed his Japanese foe and ended the fight in a hurry. Where does Mizugaki go f read news >>

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It was a short night for Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. Even Conor McGregor probably expected the fight to go at least a couple more minutes. Whether Poirier can still climb the ladder to the top of the division remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt his stock has dropped after Saturday night. He may be forced to content himself with taking on the fringe of the featherweight division’s top 10 for the next couple of fights. Read on for some potential future opponents for Poirier.Begin Slideshow read news >>

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Following Conor McGregor’s first-round finish of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso on Saturday, fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>

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Top ranked featherweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier went to war last night (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) at UFC 178 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an incredible performance, the Irishman smacked Poirier around, finishing him in the first round. Find out how below! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier went to war in a grudge match last night (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) at UFC 178 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevad read news >>

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After dispatching Dustin Poirier inside of two minutes at UFC 178, even Conor McGregor’s most cynical critics would have to concede that he has something a little bit special. The Irishman isn’t all talk. The hype would appear to be real, at least from this writer’s perspective. Of course, there is still the question of how McGregor will hold up against an elite wrestler, but it’s time to admit that he has far more going for him than just the gift of the gab. The 26-year-old’s popularity is star read news >>

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Watch Conor McGregor easily dispose of Dustin Poirier last Sat. night (Sept. 27, 2014) on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card of UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, to mark his fourth straight win under the ZUFFA banner. Following his "Notorious" win (recap), the Irishman put the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes (at UFC 179) on blast and there is talk of a possible title shot (see why here). For full UFC 178 results and play-by-play click h read news >>

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There is hype and then there is action. One is the domain of those who are being, who have corralled a reputation and a spot and have established themselves inside the middle. The action is the becoming. And Conor McGregor did quite a lot of becoming Saturday night at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. The fighting public, particularly his Irish brethren, were drawn to McGregor's supreme confidence in the days and weeks leading up to fight night. But plenty of observers wondered whether the 26-year-old had b read news >>

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