Following his first-round TKO loss due to a doctor’s stoppage when his tibia broke at the end of the opening round, McGregor continued to take shots at Poirier—mentioning his wife to boot—while the former interim champion also claimed that McGregor said he was going to “murder” him.
Other angles of the post-fight exchange showed McGregor tell Poirier, ‘In your sleep, you’re getting it.”
On this week’s episode of UFC Round-Up, hosted by former UFC lightweight competitor and current color commentator Felder and welterweight contender Michael Chiesa, “The Irish Dragon” didn’t mince words about what he thought of McGregor’s antics after the fight.
“You’re on the ground with your leg broken in half at the bottom, threatening to kill somebody, to a man who has just dominated you twice in a row now, he could walk up and soccer kick you in the mouth, knock all your teeth out and leave you for dead on that canvas,” Felder said. “You’re the one who is in position to get killed, Conor, in that spot.
“Show some humility. Listen, this sport is violent. I get that. We’re supposed to beat the crap out of each other, knock each other out. But at the end of the day, it’s not about murder. It’s not about your family. Leave those things out of your mouth, or get the hell out of the octagon, I never want to see you again.”
As a longtime veteran of the sport, and someone who has been involved in the game in many capacities, Felder understands that emotions can get high. But he also understands that there are certain lines that shouldn’t be crossed, which he felt McGregor did on Saturday night.
“It’s not a street fight, it’s not life and death,” Felder explained. “Obviously, in boxing and MMA, there’s injuries that cause people to literally die. So to talk about that stuff, to talk about that kind of stuff is just disgusting and we’ve mentioned that a million times. What he said was wrong.”