Irish fighter Conor McGregor backed up his trash talk by destroying Dustin Poirier in a highly-anticipated featherweight fight at UFC 178. He picked up a TKO win at 1:46 in the first round against Poirier, netting him a $50,000 Performance of the Night post-fight bonus. McGregor broke into the UFC in 2013 after winning the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) featherweight and lightweight titles earlier in his career.
"He's a humble guy and he came to fight," McGregor noted about his opponent. "Make no mistake, though: I'm cocky in prediction. I'm confident in preparation, but I am always humble, in victory or defeat."
True to form, McGregor could be next in line for a title shot against Jose Aldo, and the Irish fighter noted: "The division is filled with rookies and has-beens," he said during the post-fight press conference.