Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has responded to a remark from prime light-weight contender Dustin Poirier, who he defeated by knockout in a 2014 featherweight combat.

Talking to ESPN this week, Poirier defined that his loss to McGregor helped him develop and mature as a fighter.

“It positively began occurring after the Conor McGregor loss,” Poirier mentioned. “That was the beginning of it. It’s been an extended course of, being a father, dropping once more, profitable some and dropping once more, and profitable one other one. It’s only a lengthy evolution of cease caring a lot. You simply cease caring in regards to the noise and stuff that doesn’t matter…

“Plenty of instances in my youthful profession, I felt prefer it was life or demise,” Poirier added. “Each touch upon Instagram and Twitter, each journalist who mentioned one thing, I felt like all people was in opposition to me. I felt like if I misplaced I’d be written off, it’s the top of my profession. I’m a bum if I lose this combat. And you then lose a number of instances and also you’re like, ‘Oh sh*t, I can nonetheless put this again collectively. Oh man, I’m nonetheless offering for my household. I’m nonetheless loving what I do.’ It’s such as you’ve been bent however not damaged plenty of instances and I really feel prefer it made me stronger and it made me the person I’m as we speak. I’m joyful. I’m genuinely joyful.”

It didn’t take lengthy for McGregor to reply from this remark from Poirier. The Irishman didn’t have a ton to say, however his message was clear.

“Respect,” McGregor wrote in response to Poirier’s remarks.

Since their 2014 combat, each Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have achieved some superb issues within the cage. McGregor ended up capturing the UFC featherweight and light-weight titles, shattering a number of data alongside the best way, whereas Poirier went on to defeat the likes of Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway and Nate Diaz. Each males lately got here up quick to UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.