The 32-year-old McGregor had been an overwhelming favourite to register a winning return after a year away from the octagon.
Poirier, who now has a UFC record of 27-6, used low calf kicks in an effort to put McGregor (22-5) off his usual ferocious stand-up game — and it worked
Fury is optimistic the fight, which would be one of the biggest in British boxing history, will take place as soon as possible.
Terence Crawford is a huge favourite in Las Vegas to beat Kell Brook, who is coming down from his recent weight of 154 pounds to challenge Crawford for the WBO welterweight title.
Pacquiao vs McGregor may result in plenty of dollars for UFC star, but risk far outweighs the reward
The upcoming bout between Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor is likely to be different from the MMA star's foray with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is because while Mayweather did not knock McGregor out senseless, Pacquiao can do precisely that.
Manny Pacquiao camp says Conor McGregor fight being considered, acknowledge 'tremendous global event'
Sean Gibbons, president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions, said a fight between the eight-division world champion and McGregor would be a "tremendous global event."
'I'm back': Mike Tyson once again tease boxing fans about possible return to ring with training video
The newest video showed Tyson growling through a workout hitting the pads in yet another display of the ferocious power that made him one of the sport’s most feared punchers.
Manny Pacquiao, who won a bruising 12-round battle with Keith Thurman to capture the WBA welterweight crown in July, has not scheduled his next fight.
'Pac' tokens will allow fans to buy his merchandise and interact with him via social media.
Ukraine's world lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he wants to enjoy hunting, fishing instead of fighting into 40s
Ukraine's world lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he wants to enjoy hunting and fishing and not box on into his 40s like fellow great Manny Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao challenged Floyd Mayweather to face him again in the ring on Wednesday as the retired American star taunted the Filipino great about fighting on into his forties.
Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach mulls on Filipino boxer's retirement, admits rematch against Floyd Mayweather unlikely
Pacquiao, a full decade older than the 30-year-old Thurman, rolled back the years with a vintage performance that had a sold out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena roaring in delight.
Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision to become oldest welterweight champion in boxing history
Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman
Floyd Mayweather is believed to have earned an estimated $300 million from the points victory over Manny Pacquiao, which remains the most lucrative fight in history and generated more than $600 million revenue
Amir Khan told British media the clash with Manny Pacquiao would happen even if the 40-year-old were to lose to American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday
Amir Khan reportedly agrees deal to fight Manny Pacquiao days after winning WBC international welterweight title
Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao has 61 wins, seven defeats and two draws in a 24-year professional career, while Amir Khan has 34 wins and five defeats in his career
Gervonta Davis retains WBA super featherweight world title after knocking out Hugo Ruiz in first round
Gervonta Davis retained his World Boxing Association super featherweight world title with a vicious first-round knockout of former world champion Hugo Ruiz on Saturday.
Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: Filipino icon shows flashes of past brilliance; is return bout with Floyd Mayweather next?
While Pacquiao certainly isn't the whirlwind of fists and feints that reduced to rubble elite level-competition during his dream run from 2007 to 2012, he's far from finished.
Manny Pacquiao defends welterweight title with 12-round demolition of Adrien Broner, calls out Floyd Mayweather
Pacquiao easily won with an impressive display of superior hand speed and destructive power that got him a unanimous decision win over the younger America.
Vijender Singh eyes US professional boxing circuit debut at Madison Square Garden, wants to fight Canelo Alvarez
A debut at the Madison Square Garden and a showdown with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez are top of Vijender Singh's wishlist as he ventures into the US professional boxing circuit with Manny Pacquiao's coach Freddie Roach to assist his training.