Dustin Poirier responded to his latest war of words with injured rival Conor McGregor by saying he thinks the former UFC champion continues to harass him on Twitter because he is “probably losing his mind” while being recovering from the horrific leg injury he suffered in their last fight. Poirier was asked about his recent Twitter exchange with McGregor during an interview with Laura Sanko on ESPN + on August 24, 2021.
Poirier spoke to Sanko about McGregor’s constant pushing on Twitter, “I don’t really mind, I really don’t care. The guy is probably losing his mind. He can’t really train. He’s got an injured leg he’s trying to heal Free rental I just live rent free.
McGregor broke his leg in his loss to Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10, 2021. Poirier recorded his second straight victory over Poirier with the doctor’s save. He knocked out McGregor at UFC 257 in January 2021. McGregor holds a knockout victory over Poirier from 2014. McGregor told TMZ Sports on August 20 that he was three weeks ahead of the rehab schedule. of his injuries.
“Five weeks, five days since the operation and they told me I couldn’t ride a bike for eight weeks,” McGregor told TMZ. “And, he just told me right here today that I can ride my bike again!” Asked by TMZ Sports about his return to the Octagon, McGregor said: “We’ll see what happens.”
McGregor told Poirier he had “bounced” his “head off the canvas like a basketball”
While their last Twitter exchange, McGregor tweeted to Poirier on August 22, 2021: “You, my friend, live on this way home, I will too. I bounced your head off the canvas like a basketball. Your wife brother. The dm. Elbows in your dome. The soft part of the skull that never hardens. Since when are you a baby. Drilled in your skull at 100 mph. You slept on my stomach.
Pear tree simply answered, “1-3.” McGregor responded by referring to the money he earns, tweeting to Poirier, “Three commas kid.” Poirier fired back, “Congratulations”, with McGregor temporarily ending the exchange with an Irish cheer, “Sláinte kid”.
Poirier then retweeted a comment from one fan, who tweeted: “At least you can understand that you are getting choked by Khabib.” He and McGregor both have losses on their records against Nurmagamedov.
Poirier also spoke about the possibility of fighting Nate Diaz and moving to welterweight
During the ESPN + Q&A session with Sanko, Poirier posed questions to fans, including a few about what the future holds for “The Diamond.” Poirier said “of course” that he would be ready to fight in the 170-pound welterweight division and try to fight for the title there, adding: “there are some fun fights out there. ” Poirier appears to be the first in line to challenge Charles Oliviera for the lightweight championship, but no date has been set for this fight.
He was also asked about a potential fight with Nate Diaz and said, “I’ve wanted to fight Nate for a long time. Maybe this is one of the fights I go to 170 for. I think we’ll end up fighting at some point. … Of course I want to be the world champion and I am a supplier so the money helps me make decisions but as a fan of the sport I have been watching Nate for so long he has a fun style. And I want to be involved in fights that the fans are passionate about. I think that would be one of them. I think our styles would be a very violent fight. But we’ll have to see. I have to phone the UFC and figure this thing out. “
Poirier added: “I still haven’t signed a contract so it’s not like I know for sure that I’ll be fighting for the next belt. I don’t want to step too far.
Diaz hinted at a possible fight with Poirier on August 11, 2021, Tweeter, writing: “Let’s fight, let’s not be afraid this time.”
When asked by a fan how long he wanted to keep fighting, Poirier replied, “I don’t want to spend a year or a number of fights on it. Because I always feel pretty good. I’ve said it over and over again, I have a lot of tread left on the tires. I just want to be smart about the fights ahead. I want these to be big fights that I want the fans to be excited about. I think I put myself in this position with the years of work that I invested. I have 9 amateur fights and around 30 pro fights, I still feel good. I’m 32 years old. We’ll see what happens. But I certainly have a few left.
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