‘It’s a Fluke, it Wasn’t a Knockout’- Colby Covington Trashes Dustin Poirier After UFC 264

Published 07/12/2021, 11:18 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is introduced prior to his welterweight bout against Robbie Lawler during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier defeated former dual division champ, Conor McGregor via TKO (doctor stoppage) in Round 1 in the headliner of UFC 264. Many pundits and fans gave their opinion on the result including a certain Colby Covington, who termed the decision as a fluke.

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McGregor and Poirier head-to-head fought for the third time in their career and the second time this year. This match had an intense build-up unlike the previous one.

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

In the first round, it was all even initially. Both lightweight behemoths traded punches and kicks. Some counter punching and failed guillotine attempt later, McGregor saw his left ankle cracking just a few moments away from the end of the round.

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Poirier took advantage and landed few blows before the bell rang. After the round, it was clear he won’t be able to continue further and thus Poirier won via TKO (doctor stoppage).

Talking about the same in an interview, former UFC interim welterweight champion, Covington, lashed out at Poirier. He said, “He’s out there struggling in front of Conor’s face. Obviously, it’s a fluke man. Conor broke his leg, and it was a fluke, fluke decision ending, you know.”

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‘Chaos’ didn’t like Poirier having a spat with an injured McGregor. According to him, McGregor did everything to get Dustin into this big fight and made his career.

“So, I thought it was funny, showed his true color, character,” he added.

Colby Covington takes personal jibes at Poirier

Covington didn’t stop right there. He went on and targeted Dustin’s wife, Jolie, too. “His wife Jolie out there, obviously she is a prop. He only used it for a prop coz, you know, he knows he is a piece of sh*t person,” ‘Chaos’ added.

“He wants to act like he is a nice guy, family man, you know, a father and a good husband, you know. I just thought he showed his true character last night. He is a dirtbag, and so the whole camp that he resides at,” he concluded.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier poses for a portrait with his wife, Jolie, after his victory over Conor McGregor during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

Well, those were some critical verbal blows by ‘Chaos‘ at ‘The Diamond’. It will be interesting to see if Poirier has some words in store for his former training partner in the coming days.

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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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