Justin Gaethje Slams ‘Piece of Sh*t’ Conor McGregor After Suffering a Brutal TKO Loss to Dustin Poirier

Published 01/28/2021, 4:30 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 23: Justin Gaethje poses on the scale during the UFC 254 weigh-in on October 23, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)


Justin Gaethje spoke to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in the wake of UFC 257 and shared his views on Conor McGregor. ‘The Notorious’ fell to Dustin Poirier at 02:32 of the first round was TKO’ed for the first time in MMA. McGregor couldn’t stay in the fight once a barrage of leg kicks came his way, and he ended up toppling to the pressure.

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The manner in which things played out largely surprised the MMA community, and it’s easy to see why. Seeing McGregor slumped over at the side of the cage was something fans couldn’t truly prepare themselves for. However, number two ranked lightweight Justin Gaethje wasn’t one of those viewers who was taken aback by Conor’s downfall.

Justin Gaethje rips into Conor McGregor

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‘The Highlight’ made sure to relay his views on McGregor with the same consistency that he has in moments past. Chiefly, Gaethje was unmoved by McGregor’s loss and went on to celebrate his demise in a rather jovial manner. The former interim champion wasn’t too concerned about not kicking McGregor when he was down and fired shots at the Irishman.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland 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)

“For him to come out and say he wants a title shot next in a rematch with Poirier, or his coach, they are f**g idiots. He has been treated special over and over and over and he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him, that event was for him to win. He wants to be Mr. Humble now but you know he would be an a**hole if he won that fight.”

“I don’t feel bad for him, I’m happy for Poirier, I’m happy Poirier went out there did his job, and finished him,” Gaethje continued. “I love seeing a loudmouth get knocked out, there is nothing that makes me happier. Seeing a piece of s**t get put down, that was great, I loved it.”

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It’s clear as day that Gaethje feels McGregor has been receiving special treatment from the organization from the get-go. There are a large number of fighters who likely feel this way. However, Gaethje vehemently voiced his sentiments. It’s largely unclear whether Justin Gaethje will meet McGregor down the line, but some bad blood has certainly festered.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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