‘There were a lot of excuses in the last one too’: Dustin Poirier blasts ‘weak’ Conor McGregor for claiming the American’s win in their trilogy fight was illegitimate due to his broken leg
- ‘The Diamond’ beat Irishman McGregor by TKO in their third fight, on July 10
- He also won the second bout between the duo by TKO in January earlier this year
- McGregor’s injury and subsequent comments leave the door open for a fourth
- But Poirier has criticised ‘The Notorious’ for his mental weakness and ‘noise’
Dustin Poirier has criticised Conor McGregor after the Irishman claimed the American’s win against him was illegitimate due to his broken leg.
‘The Diamond’, 32, defeated McGregor in their trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10, winning by technical knockout after McGregor broke his leg in the first round.
And on The Fight with Teddy Atlas, Poirier blasted ‘The Notorious’ as ‘mentally weak’ and dismissed his post-fight comments as ‘noise’.
Dustin Poirier (left) has blasted Conor McGregor (right) for claiming his win was illegitimate
He said: ‘Right off the bat, mentally, I just feel like it’s weak. It’s weak. It’s excuses, but I’m trying not to read too far into it or go down these days of reading what videos are out and what people are saying because I’m back home with my family.
‘It’s a win on my record. I know I did what I needed to do in my fight, pre-fight, my training camp. I crossed and checked all the boxes I needed to check, gave it my all, and went out there. Like you’re saying, it’s noise.’
Poirier now has the best of their three fights, winning the second bout between the duo by TKO in January earlier this year after initially losing to McGregor back in September 2014 – although McGregor’s statements could lead to a fourth battle.
Poirier beat McGregor in their trilogy fight after ‘The Notorious’ broke his leg in the first round
‘The Diamond’ Poirier criticised the Irishman as ‘mentally weak’ for his post-fight comments
But the Louisiana fighter stood by the legitimacy of his third victory and pointed out his opponent’s denials after his previous loss.
He added: ‘Whatever people are gonna say or he’s gonna say, it just it is what it is. I’m healthy, I’m safe, I’m back home, I have another win on my record, and I’m still the No. 1 contender, so those are facts.
‘There were a lot of excuses in the last one too. He was getting ready to box. He wasn’t focused on mixed martial arts. He was getting ready to fight Manny Pacquiao. You know, a lot of reasons, a lot of excuses.’