Conor McGregor Day After Loss: ‘I Look Forward To Going Again. Elevating The Leg And The Spirit On My Way Home! God Bless Us All, Happy Sunday’
A rematch more than six years later, Conor McGregor went toe-to-toe with Dustin Poirier.
After McGregor won by KO/TKO in the 1st round in the 2014 bout, Poirier returned the favor this year. Poirier won by KO/TKO in the second round on Saturday.
McGregor is now 22-5 in his career and Poirier is now 27-6. This matchup is all tied up and it appears McGregor is expecting another rematch to break the tie.
“I’m excited at the blockbuster trilogy I now have on my hands,” McGregor said in a Instagram post the day after the competition. “Dustin is a (heck) of a competitor and I look forward to going again.”
The fight was fairly even throughout as McGregor had 52/92 strikes while Poirier had 53/98 strikes.
The difference maker seemed to be McGregor tallying 43.9% significant strikes while Poirier had 52.8% significant strikes along with that knockout, which gave Poirier the win.
Poirier also went 1-1 in takedowns while McGregor went 0-1 in takedowns.
Poirier received congratulations, including from Manny Pacquiao:
Now, as UFC notes, “Parker’s dad” would be going home:
And it’s bigger than just fighting between the two fighters. Listen to what both are doing for charity, including the Boys & Girls Club and Poirier’s foundation, The Good Fight Group:
The Good Fight Foundation, according to its site: “was started by UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier and his wife Jolie. The Poirier family saw the opportunity to turn memorabilia into new memories by auctioning off pieces from Dustin’s storied UFC career. The money raised benefitted their hometown in Louisiana to help underserved communities – from food insecurity to health care and environmental disaster relief…Over the years, The Good Fight has raised thousands of dollars for initiatives including fallen LPD officer Michael Middlebrook, local Acadian Middle School and a playground for disabled children.”The Good Fight Group
If you’d like to donate to Poirier’s charity, The Good Fight Group, you can do so here.
McGregor, in the post mentioned previously, also gave an update on how he was doing a day after the fight.
“Thanks for the support everyone!” McGregor said. “Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on…Elevating the leg and the spirit on my way home! God bless us all, happy Sunday ❤️”
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