Dustin Poirier gestures to Conor McGregor after his victory in their lightweight fight at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier gestures to Conor McGregor after his victory in their lightweight fight at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Dustin Poirier gestures to Conor McGregor after his victory in their lightweight fight at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Nick Atkin
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The Takedown by Nick Atkin

Time to put some respect on Dustin Poirier’s name after UFC 257 – he’s ‘The Boss’ now

  • Poirier’s stunning second-round TKO of Conor McGregor makes mockery of the haters, doubters and bookmakers
  • ‘I walked out to boos, I walked back with cheers … a lot of these MMA fans are fair-weather,’ says ‘The Diamond’

Dustin Poirier gestures to Conor McGregor after his victory in their lightweight fight at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier gestures to Conor McGregor after his victory in their lightweight fight at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Dustin Poirier gestures to Conor McGregor after his victory in their lightweight fight at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.