Conor McGregor Takes Shots at Dustin Poirier: ‘Bounced Your Head Like a Basketball’

by Josh Lanier
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have taken their fight out of the octagon and onto social media. And much like their fight, this feud is taking an ugly turn.

Their latest fight ended in the first round when McGregor broke his leg at UFC 264 last month. So, the Notorious One doesn’t count that as a loss. Though, the UFC does, bringing McGregor’s record against Proirer to 1-2. But that isn’t going to stop him from talking trash online.

This whole saga started yesterday when McGregor retweeted a clip from the Last Weekend Podcast with Theo Von. In the clip, Proirer discusses how he got into a street brawl with several people after a man grabbed his wife. The fighter admits that at one point he was pushed up against a car where several men punched him in the face. McGregor wrote, “Ye sounds about right.”

Poirer replied with a photo of McGregor on the ground after breaking his leg in their fight. This caused McGregor to bring up their first fight where he pummeled Poirier, ending the fight in under two minutes.

The back and forth continued for hours with Poirer saying he’d be 3-1 after their next bout. And McGregor falling back on his go-to boast about the amount of money he’s made despite losing three of his last four bouts.

Hours after Poirier had given up, McGregor made sure to get in the last shot with a couple more tweets. The first features McGregor punching Poirier on the ground and the other calling the fighter stupid. Poirier stopped responding long ago.

Conor McGregor Eyes 2022 Return To Octagon

Despite breaking his leg, Conor McGregor has been posting that he’s still training and preparing for his return to the UFC. He said he plans to return to fighting next year.

“I’m improving rapidly!” McGregor exclaimed in a recent update. “Working with the best team money can buy! I’ll be back in no time, lock loaded!”

And he even has an opponent picked out. He said if he can remain at 170 pounds he’ll fight Kamaru Usman, the welterweight champ.

“Tremendous! I love this record! I fight for the 170lb title I will spark (Usman) too. That would be fastest ko in ufc title fight (13 seconds) Most knockdowns in ufc title fight (5) And then another KO in a ufc title fight. 3 title fights, 3 ko’s, 3 new records. It’s right there!,” he tweeted last week.

Though, Usman had a pretty solid comeback.

“Spark who?? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking. Unlike you, if I’m gonna talk shit ill @ U. Now be quiet before I call Poirier or Khabib or Diaz to finish you again,” he replied.

We’ll have to wait and see if McGregor will back up his boasts.