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Conor McGregor ranked in the top five after lightning Vegas win

Poirier “heart broken” after The Notorious stops him inside the first two minutes at UFC 178.

McGregor: Irish star is
McGregor: Irish star is "legit", according to UFC president Dana White.
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CONOR MCGREGOR IS officially a top five featherweight in the UFC.

The Notorious made quick work of his biggest test yet with a lightning first-round TKO against Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

McGregor’s UFC record now stands at an unbeaten 4-0 and he has jumped up four places to fifth in the division rankings.

Chad Mendes, Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas complete the top five behind reigning champion, Brazil’s Jose Aldo.

Aldo defends his title against Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Poirier drops two places to seventh following the third defeat of his UFC career.

Referee Herb Dean stepped in and waved off the fight after just 1:46 with Poirier unable to defend himself.

“I’m truly heart broken,” the American, 25, tweeted on Sunday.

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