When you hoped Conor McGregor’s damaged leg and subsequent TKO loss to Dustin Poirier would shut him up, you’ve already been confirmed improper.
Very, very improper.
When you missed the struggle, it was a legitimately nice one, though it solely lasted a single spherical. Actually. McGregor managed the early motion with an onslaught of various assaults. Even when the struggle 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 struggle on their ft. McGregor had backed up from Poirier after receiving a mixture seconds earlier, his leg now damaged. Poirier pounced on him till McGregor was saved by the bell, because the proud Irishman was keeled over, protecting 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 instances. One among him on a stretcher — a day after saying Poirier would go away the struggle on a stretcher — saying, “You need people like me.” And a clip of himself with Joe Rogan, who interviewed McGregor following the defeat.
In that chat, McGregor stated plenty of memorable issues, however most significantly, “This isn’t over,” and tossing in that Poirier’s wife is in his DM’s. (Most likely 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 known as a “clear break of the tibia.”
And after the occasion, Poirier — now up 2-1 within the sequence — additionally stated he desires to get McGregor in a fourth struggle. Each guys are seemingly keen 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 struggle once more whether or not it’s within the octagon or on the sidewalk. You don’t say the stuff he stated … 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 nine best-selling UFC pay-per-view events ever, and that doesn’t embrace his boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather from 2017. (He retweeted that too, by the way in which.) In fact he’s going to earn one other shot at Poirier each time that point comes. For now, Poirier is predicted to organize for UFC Light-weight Champion Charles Oliveira, towards whom he opens as the betting favorite.
However McGregor will be certain that we hear from him earlier than each time he fights Poirier a fourth time, which theoretically might be in 2022.