Conor McGregor Criticizes Dustin Poirier of Backing up in the First 30 Seconds at UFC 257

Published 04/06/2021, 11:28 PM EDT


The much-anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is finalized. The two men will settle the series tied at one win apiece on July 10th. After their second fight, both men stated that they would be interested in a rematch. However, most fans and pundits alike felt that Poirier would fight for the title and McGregor would have to win another fight before a rematch. 

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However, ‘The Diamond’ chose to fight Conor in a trilogy instead of fighting for the title. This move has drawn the criticism of fans and media alike. However, Dana White backed Dustin by saying that one should always go for the biggest fight available. 

Going into the fight, it will be interesting to see what changes both men make to secure a win and walk away with the bragging rights.

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Conor McGregor says he will be ‘in the middle from the very go’ 

‘The Notorious’ and ‘The Diamond’ have been tweeting back and forth at each other. While responding to an earlier Tweet by the Irish superstar, Poirier said, “I never slack, I’ll meet you in the middle of the octagon July 10th.”

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Conor McGregor replied, “Good to hear Dustin, I hope so. As last time you backed up and shot inside the first 30 seconds. I’ll be in the middle from the very go if you want it. You know that. I’ll be ready for the tactics this time too tho. See you in there.”

The second fight between the two men was an extremely successful pay-per-view event and sold over 1 million pay-per-view buys. The rematch will without a doubt be as big or bigger than the second fight. However, this time around there is a lot on the line for Conor McGregor, as a second consecutive loss to Dustin Poirier would be detrimental to his UFC career. 

McGregor, his team, and his fans will be hoping that the changes they make in training camp will be enough to secure a win over Dustin Poirier a few months from now. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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