Conor McGregor took his first UFC knockout loss last night. Earlier today, the former UFC champ took to Twitter to say a few words about the fight, his fans, and his future in the sport.
In the tweet, Conor McGregor thanks his fans for their support and acknowledges that Dustin Poirier is “a hell of a competitor” and states that he wants to get in the octagon with him again in the future.
Thanks for the support everyone! Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on. I’m excited at the blockbuster trilogy I now have on my hands. Dustin is a hell of a competitor and I look forward to going again. God bless us all, happy Sunday ❤️— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 24, 2021
Conor McGregor has a positive outlook after his first knockout loss. Instead of focusing on the loss, McGregor is looking at this as a learning experience. He says, “Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on.” This matches his statements in his post-fight interview in which he cited his inactivity and Poirier’s formidable skill as the reasons for his loss.
Mere hours after talking about how upset he was about the loss, Conor McGregor has found a bright light in the dark moment. He is now excited at the prospect of a trilogy of fights against Poirier. Fans replied to his tweet with encouraging words and excitement about the possibility of McGregor/Poirier part 3.
If another match between the two seasoned fighters happened, it would be a blockbuster trilogy indeed. Their first meeting in 2014 resulted in a first-round KO victory for Conor McGregor. It helped to solidify the Irishman as a contender for the title. Their second meeting made history in that it was McGregor’s first KO loss. There is no way of knowing what kind of milestone their third meeting would become.
Conor McGregor Is Still Hungry
After the event was over, UFC president Dana White talked about Conor McGregor’s possible future in the sport. White said that this loss would do one of two things to McGregor. In his eyes, The Notorious One would either come back hungrier than ever or he wouldn’t come back at all.
When McGregor started fighting, he was a plumber’s apprentice on welfare. He wanted fame, fortune, glitz, and glamour. Years later, he has it all. White said that there is no real monetary reason for Conor to keep going. “On his way up, he was a young, hungry kid, and he didn’t have any money and he wanted nice things. He wanted nice suits, nice cars, nice houses. He has everything he ever wanted.”
With this tweet, Conor McGregor proved that he is, indeed, still hungry for more.