Conor McGregor gives ‘fairest response he can give’ on who won Dustin Poirier rivalry, says he’s developed Nate Diaz’s ground game

Conor McGregor had another trademark stint on Twitter on Wednesday night and he opened up about his rivalry with Dustin Poirier and how his broken leg came to be.

The Irishman suffered the horrendous injury right at the end of the first round of his third fight with Poirier at UFC 264 in July.

McGregor suffered a bad break against Poirier in July

The trilogy fight never got the conclusion that many hoped for and UFC president Dana White has suggested that they will try to settle the score again in the summer of 2022.

Speaking on Twitter, McGregor gave the ‘fairest response’ he could give when asked who won their feud in the octagon.

“His head was sorer, my leg was sorer. I feel good on that. Not to say his leg wasn’t busted either tho. I had that thigh well minced. I feel it’s just simply not settled yet. Is the fairest response I can give,” McGregor wrote.

Digressing on the fight, McGregor said: “Really nasty elbows and upkicks for sure. That or maybe a really annoying blue bottle was around him after the fight, lol. Make no mistake they are not looking forward to what is coming. 

A fourth bout between McGregor and Poirier could be on the cards
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“I will be back and it will be settled. Once and for all.”

Poirier has a UFC lightweight title fight against Charles Oliviera scheduled for UFC 269 on December 11.

It’s very possible that Poirier may be the champion by the time McGregor is healed and ready to compete again making the potential bout even more lucrative for all concerned.

The Notorious is on the comeback trail and has begun training again as he rehabs his leg.

Answering fans on Twitter, he explained that an injury suffered in training camp was the root of the broken leg.

McGregor is on the comeback trail and sees glory on his return after his injury is healed
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“In my last camp I’d a severely damaged left leg,” McGregor started. 

“Many of my sessions consisted of starting in open guard bottom. And staying there. Full rounds remaining on bottom. 

I was beating people up until they backed away from me. It then translated to the fight. True story.

“Same leg, same spot,” said of the existing injury. “I attribute it to why I wasn’t in as much shock as Chris [Weidman]/Anderson [Silva] were. 

“I knew something may happen in advance. Chris was upset with my quote. Felt I was aiming at him. I was not. If any consolation to my reaction, It was because I’d a heads up it may snap.”

Dana White has suggested McGregor and Poirier may square off again in July 2022

McGregor worked on his ground game knowing his leg might give way, but fans have opined for a long time that the first-ever double UFC champion’s work on the mats is his downfall.

The 32-year-old is known for his incredible punching power and striking, but McGregor now says he has adapted and advanced Nate Diaz’s ground game to become a complete fighter.

“I’m very pleased with my ground attacks from bottom, at present. I butchered dude from the bottom, use your eyes,” McGregor told a fan referencing his battle with Poirier. 

“He backed away from me! I’ve now developed a more ferocious version to Nate’s ground game. If Nate goes down, no one follows. They won’t follow me now either. Watch!”

McGregor knows all about Diaz’s ground game after tapping out to him in 2016
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