Conor McGregor blasts Dustin Poirier for celebrating ‘illegitimate win’ at UFC 264: ‘That second round would have shown all’
Conor McGregor isn’t accepting defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
McGregor and Poirier headlined the pay-per-view card for their highly-anticipated trilogy match. The fight was supposed to settle their rivalry, but that’s far from what happened. In the opening moments of the fight, McGregor landed some good calf kicks and had his old karate style. Yet, Poirier got him down after the Irishman went for a guillotine and landed vicious ground-and-pound.
After having a couple of minutes on top, McGregor got up and threw a teep kick that John Kavanagh says which is where he broke his leg. He then threw a punch and his leg snapped and ended the fight at the end of the first round.
Now, following surgery, McGregor took to Twitter to send a video to the fans and took a shot at Poirier saying the second round would’ve shown all.
Onwards and upwards we go ☘️ pic.twitter.com/qKgochlT3t
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 12, 2021
“What’s up fight fans, ‘The Notorious’ here. Just out of the surgery room. Everything went to plan, everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous. We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back. I want to thank all the fans all around the world for your messages of support, I hope you all enjoyed the show. I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena, 21,800 fans in attendance. The place was absolutely electric. It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get into that second round and then to see what’s what. But it is what it is. That’s the nature of the business, a clean break of the tibia, and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all, and onwards and upwards we go, team. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back and we come back better than ever. Let’s go team,” McGregor wrote on Twitter.
Conor McGregor will likely be out for several months as he rehabs his leg. When he returns, Dana White has already made it clear he wants to do the fourth fight between McGregor and Poirier. However, “The Diamond” will first fight Charles Oliveira for the UFC title later this year.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime