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Conor McGregor Responds To Dustin Poirier's Rematch Claim, Immediately Deletes Tweet

Conor McGregor Responds To Dustin Poirier's Rematch Claim, Immediately Deletes Tweet

Conor McGregor has hit out at Dustin Poirier after he said he would rather rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov than him.

McGregor took to social media to respond to Poirier's claim before swiftly deleting his tweet from Twitter.

'The Diamond', who beat Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4, says he would rather face Nurmagomedov for a second time than McGregor.

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The Irishman wasted no time in responding to Poirier's rematch desire.

On Twitter, he wrote: "Ministry of the bleedin obvious. Getting concussed, slept, and fed to the canvas, is infinite times worse than being held and caught in a submission hold."

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

The post was not up for long as he immediately removed it from social media.

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Poirier, meanwhile, returned to the win column with a 'Fight of the Year' victory over Hooker.

And speaking after his spectacular win, the 31-year-old expressed his desire to run it back with the undefeated UFC lightweight champion for his legacy.

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"If the belts weren't on the line, just for my legacy, I would love to beat Khabib," he said.

"Nobody's ever beat him. Nobody's ever climbed that mountain. I would love to be the first one. That's historic. That's legendary.

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"That's the stuff I'm out to do. I'm not out for rematches and grudge matches and revenge. I'm a grown man, I don't hold that stuff in my heart. I have a family and this is a business to me."

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Poirier, as the UFC interim lightweight champion, fought Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 last September and suffered a submission defeat.

He also succumbed to McGregor's power during their featherweight clash back at UFC 178 in September 2014.

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Will Poirier get another shot at either UFC star? Watch this space.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.