’Best Boxer My A**’- Conor McGregor Drags Dustin Poirier Over Recent Comments

Published 07/02/2021, 12:41 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland addresses the media after 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)


The trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is only a week away. But the social media war has already begun. In the rematch at UFC 257 in January, Poirier was the one who landed a successful takedown on McGregor in the very first round. This broke the momentum for McGregor as he was forced to work his way up to his feet.

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In a recent post, McGregor tried to suggest an unofficial agreement to the fight by tweeting “The first one to shoot is a dusty bi**h.” By the tweet, it’s clear that ‘The Notorious’ wants to make the trilogy fight a stand-up contest.

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Dustin Poirier replied to this tweet in an interview with Brett Okamoto. ‘The Diamond’ said “He just said something on the first one to shoot is a dusty b***h. Isn’t he the one who’s always preaching about the flow, the full martial arts, no holds barred, no rules, the ultimate fighting like when he’s talking about boxing and stuff right?

“How about the first one to get taken down is a dusty b***h in mixed martial arts put it all together. It reeks of insecurity to me.”

Dustin Poirier claims to be the best boxer in the lightweight division. But after rejecting the Irishman’s suggestion, McGregor trolled ‘The Diamond’ as he retweeted “Best boxer, my a**, Shooting a**! shelling a** bi**h.”

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: an unofficial no 1 contender fight

It’s a very important fight for both the Lightweights as a win here will open doors for endless opportunities. My fans speculate that the trilogy fight between McGregor and Poirier is an unofficial number one contender fight for the 155 lbs championship. As of now, the Brazilian Charles Oliveira is the current UFC lightweight champion.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Oliveira would love to have his first title defense against the winner of the trilogy fight at UFC 264. Both are huge names and will provide a healthy paycheck for the champion. The lightweight champion feels he is the superior fighter and can knockout out both if they ever square off inside the octagon.

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At the press conference promoted by the website Bet Combat, Oliveira told “Everyone knows that a fight with Conor has a lot of money. And one with Dustin not so much, but they are two great opponents. I don’t choose my fights, I will be ready. I really believe in my jiu-jitsu against either of them. But something tells me that if I fought them, I would knock them both out (h/t: Agfight).”

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Who will win the ultimate showdown at UFC 264? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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