‘The Richest and Baddest of Them All’ – Conor McGregor Makes a Huge Claim Despite the Loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264

Published 07/17/2021, 12:55 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier 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 Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier faced each other in one of the most anticipated MMA fights of the year at UFC 264. This fight was the 3rd between the two, with Poirier winning their most recent clash at UFC 257. Therefore, with the score settled at 1-1 people were highly excited to watch how the trilogy ends.

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Both the earlier fights between Poirier and ‘Notorious’ had ended in a TKO. Therefore, people expected the same result from this fight. The start of the fight did not disappoint as both fighters got into the action straight away. Ultimately Poirier was successful in getting McGregor off his feet and started to dominate.

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Both fighters eventually made it to their feet towards the end of the first round. However, then something totally bizarre happened as McGregor snapped his leg towards the end of the 1st round. The fight could not continue because of doctors’ stoppage and Poirier was deemed the victor.

This visibly upset McGregor, and he even called out Poirier for a 4th fight right then. ‘Notorious clearly believes that Poirier did not deserve the victory and has been constantly claiming the same. The fighter clearly believes he still is the best fighter out there.

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Recently he took to Twitter and shared a post talking about the same. He wrote, “Mirror mirror on the wall, whose the richest and the baddest of them all.”

What’s next for Conor McGregor?

Many considered McGregor’s fight with Poirier to be his last opportunity to prove he is amongst the best in the UFC. However, since his loss, many people have started speculating as to what is next for McGregor?

While ‘Notorious’ himself has called out Dustin Poirier for a 4th fight. It seems unlikely to happen soon, as Poirier will challenge for the UFC title next, while ‘Notorious’ is medically suspended till 2022.

Many also speculate that McGregor can face Tony Ferguson on his return, as both fighters are experienced campaigners but have been seeing a downward spiral.

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How do you think Conor McGregor will face next? Lets us know in the comments.

 

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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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