Conor McGregor responds to Dustin Poirier’s remarks about their fight all the way back in 2014. The ‘Notorious’ came out victorious in their featherweight bout.
Back in September 2014, Conor McGregor took on Dustin Poirier. As is typical of the Irishman, he thrashed talked his opponent heading into the match. Poirier was determined to shut his opponent inside the octagon. Unfortunately for ‘The Diamond’ he lost via TKO.
Poirier has recently admitted that the loss to the ‘Notorious’ was the beginning of his rebuilding process. He believes that he has since grown as a person and a fighter.
“It definitely started happening after the Conor McGregor loss,” Poirier told ESPN. “That was the start of it. It’s been a long process, being a father, losing again, winning some and losing again, and winning another one. It’s just a long evolution of stop caring so much. You just stop caring about the noise and stuff that doesn’t matter…
“A lot of times in my younger career, I felt like it was life or death,” Poirier added. “Every comment on Instagram and Twitter, every journalist who said something, I felt like everybody was against me. I felt like if I lost, I would be written off, it’s the end of my career. I’m a bum if I lose this fight. And then you lose a few times and you’re like, ‘Oh sh*t, I can still put this back together. Oh man, I’m still providing for my family. I’m still loving what I do.’ It’s like you’ve been bent but not broken a lot of times and I feel like it made me stronger and it made me the man I am today. I’m happy, I’m genuinely happy.”
Conor McGregor responds to Dustin Poirier’s remarks about their fight
McGregor did not take long to respond to what Poirier had to say. In one word, he made clear what he felt about the admission.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 2, 2020
Following their fight, McGregor would end up winning both the FC Featherweight and Lightweight titles. Poirier himself has piled up victories over some impressive names such as Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway and Nate Diaz.
While McGregor recently announced his retirement from the sport, Poirier has been the center of attraction due to his match with Dan Hooker, which has been proclaimed by many as a genuine match of the year contender.
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