Dustin Poirier has called out Conor McGregor for using “excuses” in the wake of their UFC 264 main event.
On that night in Las Vegas, Dustin Poirier was declared the winner after a broken leg for McGregor forced the fight to be stopped at the end of the first round. Conor proceeded to verbally attack “The Diamond” in the aftermath of the contest before speaking about how bad his injury was prior to the bout on social media.
Stay classy, Dustin Poirier
It’s caused a great deal of speculation and debate within the mixed martial arts community regarding what the truth actually is, when the focus should really be on Poirier and where he goes from here as his stardom continues to grow.
During a recent interview with Teddy Atlas, Poirier spoke candidly about what went down and his thoughts on the controversy.
“Right off the bat, mentally, I just feel like it’s weak,” Poirier said. “It’s weak. It’s excuses, but I’m trying not to read too far into it or go down these days of reading what videos are out and what people are saying because I’m back home with my family. It’s a win on my record. I know I did what I needed to do in my fight, pre-fight, my training camp. I crossed and checked all the boxes I needed to check, gave it my all, and went out there. Like you’re saying, it’s noise.
“Whatever people are gonna say or he’s gonna say, it just it is what it is. I’m healthy, I’m safe, I’m back home, I have another win on my record, and I’m still the No. 1 contender, so those are facts.”
Poirier is now setting his sights on the title and a showdown with UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira later this year.
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