Dustin Poirier Names Conor McGregor As The Hardest Hitter He Has Fought
Dustin Poirier has claimed Conor McGregor is the hardest hitter he has ever fought in the UFC.
A fan on Twitter asked him who the hardest hitter he's faced is and the 30-year-old's response was:
'Conor by far.'
Poirier and McGregor faced off at UFC 178 back in September 2014.
McGregor defeated the American inside two minutes via TKO.
It was a dominant display from McGregor who was still climbing the ranks in UFC at that point.
It's very high praise from Poirier who has faced big names in the Lightweight and Featherweight divisions.
10 fights in 10 days - Conor McGregor's journey to #UFC229- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 29, 2018
Day 4: The "Real" Test vs Dustin Poirier
They said he had never faced a real challenge...
He said it would be over in one round. Conor was right :fire:#Notor10us pic.twitter.com/qCsEUBBFBq
Some of those include Max Holloway, Justin Gaethje as well as Khabib Nurmagomedov who defeated McGregor in his last UFC fight.
McGregor is currently preparing for a return to the octagon which is set for some time next year.
Poirier is keen for a rematch with the former 'Champ-Champ' and even challenged him back in September.
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After losing to Khabib at UFC 242 in September he tweeted that he believes McGregor going back to facing him makes sense.
I think me and Conor running it back makes a lot of sense at this point.
- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 10, 2019
'The Notorious' was quick to fire back and put the former Interim UFC Lightweight Champ in his place with a trademark fiery reply.
I fed you to the canvas in 90 seconds bro.
You should have spoke my name with a bit more respect in that build up. "McGregor's not next"
Motherfucker, it's McGregor always!
McGregor is the goal! Always!
Say that now and I'll think about it.#GoneIn90seconds #NicCage #AJolie
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 10, 2019
The pair then got into it the following month after McGregor's jibes about Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz.
McGregor mocked the inaugural 'BMF' title fight which Masvidal went on to win.
Poirier then fired back taking aim at the fact McGregor hasn't won an MMA fight in over three years.
3 years 10 days since you won your last fight. Do the math champ- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 2, 2019
McGregor then told him to 'count my bank digits'.