Unified Lightweight Boxing Champ Teofimo Lopez Supports Conor McGregor’s Recent Move On Social Media

Published 04/13/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor has seemingly reignited his trilogy with Dustin Poirier on Twitter, as he claimed to call off their clash on July 10. The Twitter banter began at Poirier’s end, where ‘The Diamond’ accused McGregor’s team of avoiding the pre-planned donation that was supposed to be made by now.

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While the Irishman fired back from the other side, the social media war got bitter and now fans might miss out on the much-anticipated trilogy. However, boxing’s unified 135 lbs champion Teofimo Lopez appears to be on Conor McGregor’s side. The 23-year-old posted a picture on Twitter and quoted the UFC’s ‘Notorious’ superstar.

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“The Undisputed Champ does whatever the Fook he wants!!,” wrote ‘Take Over’.

Conor McGregor’s stardom has allowed him to decide his moves, and Lopez has also begun enjoying a similar stature in his career. Despite coming under Top Rank, Lopez hasn’t hesitated to go for an independent purse bid for his upcoming fight. That said, it has been a lucrative move, bringing $6.02 million under his belt.

However, McGregor may still fall prey to the clutch of critics. Although Teofimo Lopez seems to have favored ‘Notorious’, fans might be a bit harsh on him. After losing the rematch to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, both men had expressed the desire for a trilogy. It was all fine and well, scheduled for UFC 264, until social media infused drama into it.

What exactly happened between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier?

Following mutual respect, Poirier seemed to begin the feud as he mocked Conor McGregor’s fourth round-win prediction. ‘The Diamond’ also accused McGregor’s team of bluffing about the $500K donation.

In response, McGregor claimed of looking around for the funds, which brought Poirier into saying that he would win the trilogy too. It was all getting dramatic until McGregor revealed that he would look for a new opponent on July 10.

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All things regardless, Dana White and UFC officials may want to book this fight. Although there are some minor doubts on board, fans can still expect the fight to happen.

Do you think Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 will happen?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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