The Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier feud ain’t going away anytime soon
July 13, 2021
Should you hoped Conor McGregor’s damaged leg and subsequent TKO loss to Dustin Poirier would shut him up, you’ve already been confirmed mistaken.
Very, very mistaken.
Should you missed the battle, it was a legitimately nice one, regardless that it solely lasted a single spherical. Actually. McGregor managed the early motion with an onslaught of various assaults. Even when the battle went to the bottom, he went for a guillotine on Poirier, who scrambled out and proceeded to ground-and-pound the previous undisputed champion with punches and stiff elbows. Even with Poirier mounted on him, McGregor fought again, and the 2 returned to battle on their ft. McGregor had backed up from Poirier after receiving a mix seconds earlier, his leg now damaged. Poirier pounced on him till McGregor was saved by the bell, because the proud Irishman was keeled over, overlaying his face.
When his damage was revealed, the bout was stopped.
So, yeah… even in spite of everything that, McGregor is letting us know he’ll be again. On Instagram, he’s posted a number of occasions. One among him on a stretcher — a day after saying Poirier would depart the battle on a stretcher — saying, “You want folks like me.” And a clip of himself with Joe Rogan, who interviewed McGregor following the defeat.
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In that chat, McGregor mentioned numerous memorable issues, however most significantly, “This isn’t over,” and tossing in that Poirier’s spouse is in his DM’s. (In all probability not a can of worms he desires to open up.) He’s already undergone profitable surgical procedure and says he’ll be on crutches for six weeks for what’s being referred to as a “clear break of the tibia.”
And after the occasion, Poirier — now up 2-1 within the sequence — additionally mentioned he desires to get McGregor in a fourth battle. Each guys are seemingly prepared to do it in any respect prices, even when it’s unsanctioned.
“No,” Poirier asserted, eradicating his shades and wiping his face, when requested if the rivalry was over. “We’re gonna battle once more whether or not it’s within the octagon or on the sidewalk. You don’t say the stuff he mentioned … he was saying that he was gonna kill me. You don’t say stuff like that, that he was gonna homicide me, you don’t say stuff like that.”
McGregor headlined seven of the 9 best-selling UFC pay-per-view occasions ever, and that doesn’t embody his boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather from 2017. (He retweeted that too, by the best way.) After all he’s going to earn one other shot at Poirier at any time when that point comes. For now, Poirier is anticipated to arrange for UFC Light-weight Champion Charles Oliveira, towards whom he opens because the betting favourite.
However McGregor will ensure we hear from him earlier than at any time when he fights Poirier a fourth time, which theoretically could possibly be in 2022.