‘I Bounced Your Head off the Canvas Like a Basketball’- Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier Go At Each Other over Dustin Poirier’s Wife Comments

Published 08/23/2021, 12:50 AM EDT


Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor were involved in an extremely exciting trilogy that had an unfortunate end at UFC 264. ‘The Notorious’ snapped his leg in half towards the end of round one during the fight. The fight was then called off, giving Poirier a TKO win on the night. With the win, Poirier also wrapped up the trilogy 2-1. 

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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 Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

A few hours back, a fan shared a clip of Dustin Poirier sharing a story involving him and his wife. In the clip, Poirier shared he got into a full-blown altercation with another group of men. The fight started as one man inappropriately touched his wife, Jolie Poirier. 

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McGregor replied to the Tweet saying, “Ye sounds about right.” Dustin Poirier hit back with a photo of McGregor knocked out on the canvas after their fight at UFC 257.

‘The Notorious’ then replied saying, “Ye pal live on that one way back, I will too. I bounced your head off the canvas like a basketball. Your wife bro. The dm’s. Elbows into your dome. The soft part of the skull that doesn’t harden ever. From when you’re a baby. Drilled into your skull at 100mph. U slept on my belly.” The two men exchanged a few more tweets before things cooled down.

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Is Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 4 a possibility?

McGregor demanded an immediate rematch as soon as the fight was done at UFC 264. Dana White and Dustin Poirier were both open to the idea of making the fight a fourth time. From a business point of view, it would make sense given UFC 264 was the second most successful UFC card after UFC 229. McGregor and Poirier generated a mind-boggling 3.4 million PPV buys from their last two fights. 

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However, given that McGregor will return to action only in the second half of next year, there are a lot of scenarios that need to play out. The landscape at lightweight might differ completely from what it is at the moment. Therefore, an immediate rematch might not be a possibility. However, a fourth fight between the two men is inevitable in the future. 

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Kevin Binoy

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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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