Last month, McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier for the second time this year, breaking his leg in the main event of UFC 264 resulting in a doctor stoppage TKO win for Poirier. Immediately following the bout, McGregor unleashed a tirade on Poirier, making statements about Poirier’s wife and threatening to kill Poirier in his sleep. It was a bad look for the former two division champion and a stark departure from his January loss to Poirier, which he handled with class and humility. But six weeks removed from UFC 264, McGregor is still pointedly avoiding either class or humility, and continues to stoke the beef with his bitter rival.
Last night on Twitter, while discussing super-yachts and the boats he owns, McGregor took the opportunity to fire a shot across to bow at Poirier, retweeting a video posted by one of his fans showing a Poirier interview where he discussed fighting another man who made a move on his wife.
Poirier responded with a still shot showing McGregor knocked out from their second fight, the same image which Jake Paul had turned into a piece of jewelry, whic in turn prompted a fiery response from McGregor, calling back to their first fight that saw McGregor knock out Poirier and again making suggestive comments about Poirier’s wife.
Ye pal live on that one way back, I will too. I bounced your head off the canvas like a basketball. Your wife bro. The dm’s. Elbows into your dome. The soft part of the skull that doesn’t harden ever. From when you’re a baby. Drilled into your skull at 100mph. U slept on my belly— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 23, 2021
“Ye pal live on that one way back, I will too. I bounced your head off the canvas like a basketball. Your wife bro. The dm’s. Elbows into your dome. The soft part of the skull that doesn’t harden ever. From when you’re a baby. Drilled into your skull at 100mph. U slept on my belly”
The back-and-forth continued for another few Tweets with the two, somehow, settling on a somewhat respectful note.
1-3— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 23, 2021
Three commas kid.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 23, 2021
Congrats— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 23, 2021
Sláinte kid— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 23, 2021
But of course, McGregor could not allow things to end with that. A few hours after his interaction with Poirier, McGregor fired a couple more Tweets taking aim at Poirier.
This latest salvo from McGregor, ironically, comes on the heels of him jumping to the defense of one of his bitter rival, Jose Aldo, earlier this week. McGregor and Aldo had one of the most heated feuds in MMA history leading up to their fight at UFC 194 but the two have mostly put the beef past them now, so there is hope that at some point in the future, McGregor and Poirier may do the same. But if not, there is always the prospect of a fourth fight between them once McGregor heals up..
Next. Jared Cannonier only wants title shot or No. 1 contender’s fight next, open to Darren Till vs. Derek Brunson winner.
UFC Vegas 34 Post-Fight Post Show.
The MMA Hour: Week 1 Highlights.
UFC Vegas 34 Post-Fight Press Conference.
The Contender Series returns.
Adesanya reacting to Jared Cannonier’s win and his post-fight statements.
Doctor discusses Conor McGregor’s recovery treatment.
On to the Next One. Matchmaking for the UFC following UFC Vegas 34.
Jack Slack. Discussing the key fights from UFC Vegas 34 and Bellator 265.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
And then there’s Conor being friendly.
@NateDiaz209 happy anniversary kid. Party tonight in Delilah— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2021
2-1— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 23, 2021
Kelvin processing the defeat.
I think I won but whatever …— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) August 22, 2021
Congratulations to Jared Cannonier on a very competitive fight!— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) August 22, 2021
Small adjustments and we’re back on top!
Tonight just proved that! We’re very close to being the best in the world.
Almost there & On to the next one!
Simon says I Ricky Simone’d his ass— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) August 22, 2021
*GSP voice* Aliens.
The day I saw a UFO I was searching in my head all kinds of rational things on what it could have been..but it came to the point than it was undeniably a UFO !— Nordine Taleb (@TNT83MMA) August 23, 2021
Jailton Almeida (13-2) vs. Nasrudin Nasrudinov (9-0); Contender Series, Sep. 14.
Mo Miller (5-0) vs. Brandon Lewis (5-0); Contender Series, Sep. 14.
Albert Duraev (13-3) vs. Caio Bittencourt (14-6); Contender Series, Sep. 14.
Jack Della Maddalena (9-2) vs. Ange Loosa (7-1); Contender Series, Sep. 14.
Jasmine Jasudavicius (5-1) vs. Julia Polastri (8-2); Contender Series, Sep. 14.
Andre Fialho (12-3, 1 NC) vs. Lincoln Puig (11-3); UAE Warriors, Sep. 22.
Mikhail Mokhnatkin (12-5-2) vs. Ricardo Prasel (11-2); UAE Warriors, Sep. 22.
Miesha Tate (19-7) vs. Ketlen Vieira (11-2); UFC Fight Night, Oct. 16.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.
Who wins this weekend?
This poll is closed