JJ Watt like many other people placed his bets on McGregor to win against Poirier today. However, Watt had his bet fall through as McGregor was knocked out.
I would like my $70 back#UFC257
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 24, 2021
Watt lost money, but at least his losses were only $70. Considering the fact that JJ Watt makes much more than that in a single day, he probably doesn’t feel too bad about this.
Twitter was quick to jump on Watt’s tweet, pointing out this very sentiment.
I mean you had 5 sacks this year making 20mil I think the Texans deserve their money back… pic.twitter.com/MQfAid3lTA
— Cyle Maidment🕘 (@NotCyleMaidment) January 24, 2021
— Monty Chisholm (@montychisholm71) January 24, 2021
JJ Watt and Others React to McGregor vs. Poirier
Watt wasn’t the only one to react to the stunning knockout. Several people in the NFL community and sporting world took to social media to express their emotions.
UNBELIEVABLLLLLE. Just when it looked like Conor was in control, Poirier rocked him and dropped him!!!
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 24, 2021
— ESPN (@espn) January 24, 2021
Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones also expressed his appreciation for Poirier on Twitter.
— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) January 24, 2021
Clearly, this was a fight for the ages and it had everyone talking. It’s rare that certain sporting events get this kind of traction from all across however this was something special.
McGregor isn’t done fighting yet, and we’re sure to see more from the UFC great. For now though, he’ll have to lick his chops and get back into the gym.