Conor McGregor ‘Buzzing’ For Trilogy Fight With Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor says he is motivated to fight Dustin Poirier a third time.
On January 23, McGregor and Poirier mixed it up a second time in the main event of UFC 257. Poirier avenged his September 2014 TKO loss to McGregor in the opening frame. In the rematch, “The Diamond” scored a second-round TKO finish over the “Notorious” one.
McGregor took to his Instagram account to discuss what went wrong against Poirier. He also said that a potential trilogy fight against Poirier gets him pumped up.
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“I enjoyed racking up some more time inside the famed UFC Octagon. 40 seconds in 3 years is all I’d had up to this bout. I was savoring very second and enjoying my work. A little single disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing. It’s what I get for picking this bout and opponent as a precursor to a boxing match against Pacman. I deserved to get the legs kicked off me going in with this thinking. This is not the game to play around with. Besides this tho my shots were sharp and I was in full control. Albeit the leg attacks were building up on me throughout the course.
“18 in total thrown at me, with the final one buckling my leg fully, that was that. The peroneal nerve compromised. Fascinating! First time to experience it. Then a tremendous finishing flurry by my opponent. Hats off! A well-fought fight by The Diamond. 1 apiece now with a Trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting! Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be. This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”