Conor McGregor Takes a Sly Dig at Dustin Poirier in Recent Post

Published 04/06/2021, 1:42 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor took to Twitter recently to recall his UFC debut 8 years ago. He also illustrated his connection to the number 12 and Proper Twelve. McGregor fought Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut and earned a first-round T/KO finish subsequently.

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It was the Irish fighter’s 12th knockout win in MMA. A decision win over Max Holloway and another first-round finish of Diego Brandao set him up with a clash against Dustin Poirier at UFC 178.

Many believed ‘The Diamond’ would be his toughest test to date. But McGregor earned yet another first-round finish to secure the 12th first-round knockout of his career.

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Today in 2013 I weighed in for my UFC debut. What a journey! It would become my 12th KO in MMA competition. Dustin Poirier would then become my 12th first round KO in MMA competition. This next fight will be my 12th UFC main event. Rare company! Proper Twelve baby! All day!” wrote ‘The Notorious’ on his Twitter.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 04: Conor McGregor poses for cameras following a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM on October 04, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 06 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

McGregor is set to complete his trilogy against ‘The Diamond‘ at UFC 264. It will be his 12th UFC main event.

The duo fought at UFC 257 in January as Poirier earned a stunning finish over ‘The Notorious‘ to set the score level between the duo. A trilogy fight is the only feasible option to decide the better fighter between them.

Will there ever be another star with the same impact as Conor McGregor in the UFC?

Since his debut in 2013, ‘The Notorious’ has been the most impactful superstar in the history of the UFC. He elevated the sport of MMA to a whole new level like never seen before.

From knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to becoming a first-ever two-division champion along with his enigmatic personality made him the superstar that he is today.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Eddie Alvarez of the United States (right) fights against Conor McGregor of Ireland in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Many have tried to copy the recipe but none has succeeded yet. It will be near impossible for anybody to replicate what ‘The Notorious’ did in his career. His work ethic, dedication, and success have set a benchmark for the rest of the UFC’s roster and up-and-coming talents.

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What did you make of Conor McGregor’s recent post? Can he won the trilogy at UFC 264?

 

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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