Conor McGregor Posts a Cryptic Message on Dustin Poirier’s Relationship With Caroline Pearce

Published 08/23/2021, 7:42 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches 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)


Former UFC dual division champion Conor McGregor has been targeting his arch-rival, Dustin Poirier, over social media for quite a while now. The duo collided for their trilogy bout in the main event of UFC 264 where the ‘Diamond’ emerged victorious after ‘The Notorious’ one snapped his leg in the dying second of round 1.

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Conor underwent surgery thereafter and is currently recovering to make his return to the octagon. The doctors have ruled him out for the rest of the year and thus the fans of ‘The Notorious’ one might get a glimpse of the star in 2022.

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Coming back to Conor and Poirier, the Irishman recently took to Twitter and posted 4 pictures of a visibly confused Poirier, who was having an interview with BT Sport’s presenter, Caroline Pearce. ‘The Notorious’ one captioned the tweet as, “A riddle”.

Poirier had given an intense interview backstage after getting the win over McGregor at UFC 264. He was visibly not happy with McGregor giving him death threats.

While talking to Pearce, Poirier tried to explain what exactly happened during their fight. According to him, he checked a kick from McGregor, which prompted a crack on his shin.

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He also blamed McGregor for cheating as he put his fingers on Poirier’s gloves when they both were fighting close to the cage. The American then claimed that all that trash talk related to his family didn’t bother him much, but he was angry with Conor for threatening to take his life.

What Dustin Poirier thinks about a 4th fight with Conor McGregor?

Poirier has supposedly ended their trilogy with a come from behind 2-1 victory. In an ideal case, this should be the end of the rivalry. But it seems like there is one more chapter left for this rivalry to visit. While Poirier knows he dominated the fight, some fans may feel he didn’t exactly beat him. So are we in for a fourth-round?

While talking to Ariel Helwani on ‘The MMA Hour’, Poirier made his thoughts clear on the same. “The rematch, obviously, I knocked him out, so there’s an ending to the fight,” Poirier said. “The [third fight], his leg breaks, so you don’t get that same feel. It’s a win on my record for sure, and I was winning, but the second fight, I put him away.”

“The third fight, I don’t know what to say with that. That feeling, especially with the media or fans, people say, ‘You didn’t beat him.’ The second time I got that, ‘You beat him,” he added.

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MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Conor McGregor in action against Dustin Poirier REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Poirier further added, “What a promoter the guy is sitting there holding a Gumby leg and setting up fights and still talking trash. Hey, let the guy recover and get healthy and come back, and we’ll see what happens, but I feel like I won the fight.” (via MMA Fighting,)

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It will be interesting to see if we actually get to see the fourth installment of this epic rivalry. For now, Poirier may look forward to a title fight, while McGregor recovers from the injury.

What did you make of McGregor’s jab at Poirier and Pearce?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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