So much has happened since then, with both fighters moving up in weight and finding success above 145 lbs. McGregor has since gone 6-2, winning — and then vacating — titles in both featherweight and lightweight. Poirier, on the other hand, has been more active, going 10-2 (1 NC) and establishing himself as a true contender at 155 lbs.
As they gear up for a rematch almost seven years in the making, relive the action from their original bout on the embed above.
McGregor vs Poirier 2 happens Saturday night at UFC 257. This time, they’ll fight at 155 lbs, with the winner seemingly in line for the title that Khabib Nurmagomedov is likely to vacate after retiring undefeated.