Conor McGregor record: How many times has McGregor lost ahead of UFC 257 Poirier fight?

Conor McGregor: UFC star’s career timeline

Conor McGregor will re-enter the Octagon for the first time in 12 months on Saturday night when he comes face-to-face with Dustin Poirier. The Notorious will be looking to win his 23rd professional fight.

McGregor has predicted an early knockout for the clash against Poirier.

He claimed the fight would last just 60 seconds, following a similar fashion as his last bout against Donald Cerrone.

McGregor won that fight in 40 seconds, after landing a sharp left kick on the American.

But McGregor has also lost two of his last five matches.

Conor McGregor record

The Irishman has won 22 of his 26 professional fights, since his debut in 2008.

The remaining four fights were all defeats, with two of them coming relatively recently.

Only two of his 22 wins went the distance, with 19 of them coming by way of knockout.

His sole submission victory came against Dave Hill in 2012.

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McGregor started his career with a knockout win against Gary Morris, at Cage of Truth 2.

He subsequently beat Mo Taylor in the first round by knockout just two months later.

But The Notorious had his first professional defeat in only his third fight.

He lost to Artemij Sitenkov at Cage of Truth 3, before suffering another defeat – against Joseph Duffy – in his sixth fight.

But, after his second professional loss, McGregor really made a name for himself in mixed martial arts.

He won his next 16 matches, including one fight against Saturday’s opponent; Dustin Poirier.

Ten of those 16 successive wins were first-round knockouts.

In March 2016, McGregor had a shock defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196; his first defeat in five-and-a-half years.

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McGregor quickly avenged that defeat, however, beating Diaz on points that same year.

A few months later, McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez in a second-round knockout, before a huge fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov ultimately came out on top, maintaining his undefeated record.

Since then, McGregor has only had one fight; a 40-second knockout against Donald Cerrone.

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