‘You’ve Done Nothing in There’- Conor McGregor Trashes Dustin Poirier for Celebrating the ‘Illegitimate Win’ at UFC 264

Published 07/11/2021, 11:55 PM EDT
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


UFC lightweight megastar Conor McGregor took to social media and sent a message after his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier. McGregor’s defeat came via Doctor’s stoppage after breaking his tibia in the dying moments of the first round. The leg break more or less sealed the trilogy in favor of Poirier and McGregor will probably be out of commission until the end of the year.

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The first round between Poirier and McGregor was nothing short of scintillating as both men showed new looks in the fight. However, the tide was turning in Poirier’s favor and fans wanted to see a definitive end to the trilogy. Furthermore, given McGregor’s post-fight interview targeting Poirier and his wife, it’s evident that the rivalry lives on.

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Conor McGregor takes aim at ‘The Diamond’

Conor McGregor dropped a minute-long video message on social media and updated fans on his health. Additionally, he thanked his supporters for showing out in full force to witness the trilogy fight take place. McGregor ended the recording by sending a message to Poirier and promising to return to form in short order.

“What’s up fight fans, the ‘Notorious’ here. Just out of the surgery room. Everything went to plan, everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous. We got 6 weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back. I want to thank all the fans from around the world for your messages and support, I hope you enjoyed the show.”

“I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena, 21,800 fans in attendance. The place was absolutely electric. It was a hell of a first-round, it would have been nice to get into that second round to see what’s what. It is what it is, that’s the nature of the business. A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be”.

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“Dustin you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you’ve done nothing in there. That second round would have shown all. Onwards and Upwards we go team. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back and we come back better than ever.”

It’s clear as day that McGregor doesn’t view his loss to Poirier as an all-out defeat at the hands of ‘The Diamond’. However, with the trilogy officially concluded, it’s unlikely that a fourth fight will be in the works anytime soon. Per Dana White, Poirier will go on to face Charles Oliveira while McGregor heals up.

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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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