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Conor McGregor Only Counts One Fight As A Loss In Entire MMA Career

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Conor McGregor Only Counts One Fight As A Loss In Entire MMA Career

Conor McGregor only counts one fight as a defeat in his whole MMA career because he only believes in knockouts.

'The Notorious' fighter returns to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas this weekend as he looks to win the trilogy series with Dustin Poirier.


Poirier was the victor the last time the two met, with McGregor suffering his first ever knockout loss on 'Fight Island' in January when 'The Diamond' put him away in the second round and got revenge from his 2014 defeat.


It took his official record in the sport to 22 wins and five losses.

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Image: PA

But as far as McGregor is concerned, that is the only legitimate loss he has suffered in his entire MMA career as in his eyes, only knockouts and TKOs count.


"My record in mixed martial arts competition is 19 wins and one loss," he told Stephen A. Smith in an interview for ESPN.

"I only count knockouts. I only count knockouts. Dustin's record is 13 wins, two losses. The only thing that's final in this business is a knockout. All the other things - the decisions, the taps - all that sh*t means nothing to me."

In the UFC, McGregor's other two losses were both caused by submissions.

Nate Diaz became the first man to get the better of McGregor in UFC when he made him tap-out to a rear naked choke at UFC 196, before the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov beat him courtesy of a neck crank in a dominant display at UFC 229.


Years before he became a megastar, the Irishman was beaten by Artemij Sitenkov and Joseph Duffy via submission - embarking on a stunning 15-fight win streak after the loss to the latter.

In the same interview ahead of his bout with Poirier, McGregor lambasted rival Khabib and said he achieved "f**k all* in MMA.

McGregor seethed: "Where's he gone though? Where's he now?

"Yeah, why? He went sprinting. He's gone, s**t his jocks, became fat and is riding off... He's done nothing in the sport. F**k all he's done in the sport."


Stephen. A reminded McGregor that Khabib retired with a 29-0 record but McGregor still wasn't having it.

"Yeah, brilliant. And what?" he replied.

"If he's 13-0 fighting guys with three wins and six losses, it was his father's shows. His father had the shows set up and he was fighting guys with two wins and eight losses.

"That's his record up until he's 20-0. He has three fights on the trot in the UFC that done him well, and then before that, it's nothing. It's pullouts, couldn't make weight. That's that, and now he's gone."

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC

Josh Lawless
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