“It Broke on a Punch” – Dustin Poirier Exposes Conor McGregor’s Brutal Injury Claim

Published 09/24/2022, 12:00 PM EDT
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)

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor was last seen in the Octagon, against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Recently, when asked about the rematch, Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier had some interesting thoughts to share.

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Dustin Poirier has won against Conor McGregor twice now, but a rematch still excites him.

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Dustin Poirier reveals a fourth fight with Conor McGregor would benefit him

When asked about a potential 4th outing against The Notorious, The Diamond says he would not turn it down as he’s still one of the biggest names in the sport.

“We’ll see. Obviously, he’s where the money is at,” Poirier said. “He’s still, even after the losses. After whatever he does, he’s still one of the biggest names in the sport.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier 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 UFC fighter understands how the marketing genius, Conor McGregor, and his brand value play a big role whenever he steps into the ring.

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Poirier adds, “It grows my platform, it grows the things that’s attached to my platform, with my charity and other businesses. It’s good business but at the same time, we got to see when he comes back, how he looks, and where I’m at in the race to the title.”

Conor McGregor labels himself as, “The money fight” and we can see his influence on UFC and the brands that sponsor it.

The history between the two lightweight fighters

In the last match for McGregor, Conor had to be hospitalized as he had suffered a broken leg in his first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Poirier said McGregor initially injured the leg earlier in the bout checking a kick.

He fractured it in one of the checks earlier in the fight and it broke on a punch,” he said.

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“When I pointed at it at the beginning of the fight, that’s when he did it. I felt something. He was kicking me hard.”

However, McGregor believes that the fight hadn’t ended. He still wants to take Poirier on, “I was boxing the bleedin head off him” adding “(He) dived aside to close the distance. This is not over. If I have to take this outside with him, it’s on. I don’t give a bollocks.”

Conor McGregor also later revealed in a tweet that it was following the Nate Diaz fight that problems with his shin began.

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Given the history between the two fighters, a rematch would definitely be on the cards. What do you make of McGregor and Poirier’s comments?

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Vulligundam Ruthwik

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Vulligundam Ruthwik is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Ruthwik has completed his Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Joseph’s in Hyderabad.

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