Conor McGregor continues Twitter antics despite UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor has continued his barrage of tweets in the days following his shocking loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
In a series of tweets posted a week on from UFC 264, McGregor shared footage from his weigh-in prior to the event and photos from his walkout, just moments before he was defeated by Poirier.
The Irishman captioned the first post, “There is only one!”, while the second post featured an even more boastful caption.
McGregor said: “Mirror mirror on the wall, whose the richest and the baddest of them all.”
Fans were unimpressed with the Notorious’ posts.
One commented: “Richest, you. Baddest? All of the LW division. You’re washed.”
Another posted: “That money will start to dry up if you don’t start winning fights or making them competitive. Focus.”
McGregor faced long-time rival Poirier in the main-event bout at UFC 264 last weekend.
After a heated build-up to the trilogy contest, many fans were expecting the bout to be a potential fight of the year contender, with McGregor claiming he would make Poirier “pay with his life.”
Instead, Poirier dominated the opening round. The American landed the far heavier shots on the feet and delivered some brutal ground-and-pound late on in the round.
In the final moments of the first round, the contest would go from bad to worse for the Irishman. McGregor fired a one-two combination and after missing with his left hand, fell backwards, and appeared to snap his ankle.
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The former UFC two-weight world champion collapsed on the canvas and Poirier jumped on top to land even more ground-and-pound.
The round ended just seconds after the injury and the UFC’s doctor told referee Herb Dean that McGregor was not fit to continue fighting, meaning Poirier was victorious via doctor’s stoppage.
Since the bout, McGregor has made a series of excuses. Most recently, the Irishman claimed that he was dealing with a hairline fracture in his lower left leg just weeks prior to his clash with Poirier.
However, yesterday Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), claimed his team had no knowledge of McGregor entering the bout with a serious injury to his lower leg and wouldn’t have let the Irishman compete if such an injury had existed.
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“If we ever knowingly had information a fighter wasn’t fit to fight, we wouldn’t let them compete,” Bennett said.
“It would go to a doctor, and a doctor would make that decision as the expert.”
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