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The best Conor McGregor memes from his UFC match

Featuring Bernie Sanders and Simba.

 

Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Published Jan 26, 2021   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 7:31 am CST

After getting knocked out during UFC 257 on Sunday by his opponent Dustin Poirier, Irish fighter Conor McGregor took a second blow by landing in a pose that practically begged to be turned into a meme format.

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"I love  @TheNotoriousMMA  and know he will come back stronger and better but this meme got me Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joy" White text on black that says 'Netflix: Are you still watching? Me:' Then the photograph of McGregor laying on the matt, curled on his side with his eyes shut and his hand under his head like he's asleep
@TyRippon
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"damn ,  @TheNotoriousMMA  down bad bro maybe next time #UFC257 #ConorMcgregorvsDustinPoirier Pensive face" McGregor photoshopped into an anime impact crater
@IGohviov

Conor McGregor Knocked-Out memes

1) Conor McGregor sleeping memes

Playing off the fact that he looks like he’s fallen asleep rather than been brutally knocked out in a no-holds-barred martial arts match, a lot of the memes feature him snoozing in a variety of locations.

"'for the best night sleep in the whole world...it's my pillow dot com!  Especially after an all day binge of Proper Twelve  @TheNotoriousMMA  #UFC257" a pillow and fluffy pink blanket have been photoshopped onto McGregor with the My Pillow logo and the company's founder in front of it
@hooperstarium
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"Incredible KO for  @TheNotoriousMMA  ..." McGregor with a black and white fuzzy blanket featuring a pair of tigers photoshopped over him
@benji_romero

2) Conor McGregor Disney memes

But there were some devastating Disney ones, too. Don’t bring Mufasa’s death into this! We’re all still traumatized from that.

"I feel bad for Connor McGregor" a clip of Simba from the Lion King, a little yellow cartoon lion cub, rearing up on his hind legs and looking devastated with his front paws up on McGregor
@benji_romero
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"How will Connor McGregor come back from this? Money can’t delete the memes 😭#UFC257 #ConorMcGregor" McGregor photoshopped into a scene from Toy Story where Woody the cowboy doll and some other toys are scattered on the floor
@Dkjustdoit

3) Conor McGregor and Bernie Sanders memes

And, strangely, Bernie Sanders and his mittens were featured in a lot of memes. They were two of the biggest memes of the week, so why not combine them, I guess?

"Thread See new Tweets Conversation  Pakalu Papito @pakalupapitow get well soon  @TheNotoriousMMA" McGregor photoshopped into a hospital bed while Bernie Sanders sat in the chair looking grumpy, taken from the inauguration, is photoshopped into the corner
@pakalupapitow
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"1-0 for the old man Moyai" Bernie Sanders, taken from the inauguration photo, is photoshopped into McGregor's picture so he holds the unconscious man in a chokehold
@fookyourname

In a tweet on Sunday, McGregor thanks his supporters and said he looks forward to future fights. No mention of all the memes, though.

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While it’s unclear if this meme will last beyond this week, people are still having a lot of fun Photoshopping McGregor into various situations. It’s definitely one of the most popular memes of 2021—so far.

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2021, 9:34 am CST