‘I Don’t Like That’ – Dana White Talks About Conor McGregor Taking Shots at Dustin Poirier’s Wife

Published 07/11/2021, 8:53 AM EDT


When Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier faced each other at UFC 257, they were both very cordial towards each other. However, all that changed leading up to their trilogy fight at UFC 264. Both fighters did not miss any opportunity to take a dig at each other. During the buildup to the fight, McGregor even took various shots at Poirier’s wife.

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The third fight between ‘Notorious’ and Poirier was deemed to be one of the best fights of the year. And although the fight lasted just one round, it was entertaining till that time. Both fighters got into the fight straight away and did not look to back down even one bit.

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Ultimately ‘The Diamond’ won the fight after McGregor’s leg snapped as he was trying to take a step back. After the fight, Poirier said that the leg snap happened because of the kicks he hit earlier in the fight. However, McGregor completely discarded that claim and went to take shots at Poirier’s wife during the post-fight interview.

During the post-fight press conference, they asked Dana White about the same. White shared his views about what he thinks about fighters taking digs at each other’s families. While talking about McGregor taking shots at Poirier’s wife during the post-fight interview.

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White said, “Yeah I don’t like that, that’s not good. Leave people’s families and wives and all that stuff out of it. Family has nothing to do with it.”

White clearly is not a fan of fighters taking shots at each other’s families and believes that they should keep the families out of it.

What next for Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier?

Dustin Poirier is the No.1 ranked fighter in the lightweight division. And after this victory, White has confirmed that ‘The Diamond’ will challenge for the UFC lightweight title next.

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Whereas McGregor will first undergo surgery and will be out for some time now. On his return, McGregor has expressed his desire to face Poirier again, as he wasn’t happy with how this fight ended. However, many people believe that ‘Notorious’ should retire after his loss at UFC 264.

What do you think, will we see McGregor back inside the Octagon? Lets us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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