Conor McGregor Reacts To Dustin Poirier Win With Subtle Dig
Dustin Poirier won a Fight of the Year contender against Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night: Austin, and that sprung Conor McGregor into action, with a subtle dig.
Poirier and Hooker fought an absolutely brutal and brilliant five rounds, as first Hooker dominated and then his opponent came roaring back to win the fight on a unanimous decision after 25 minutes.
However 'the Diamond' didn't have too long to celebrate his victory before former opponent McGregor was coming out of the woodwork to retweet a post by one of his fans with a video of the Irishman knocking Poirier out.
The American lost to 'the Notorious' back in 2014 at UFC 178, which was just McGregor's fourth fight in UFC, with the former two weight champion causing a stoppage after just one minute and 46 seconds of the first round.
At the time the pair fought at featherweight but have both progressed since, with Poirier's win on Saturday coming at lightweight and McGregor most recently fighting at welterweight in his win against Donald Cerrone in January.
Since then the 31-year-old has claimed he's retired from UFC, although it's the third such time he's pulled that trick and he's returned to action on the previous two occasions.
Speaking about beating Hooker after the fight, Poirier said, "It was a tough one, man. Dan came to fight. He's a tough guy. He's on the rise and really thought he was going to get past me. He talked a lot of trash, like, he was going to move forward and fight the champ - but I'm the champ.
"This is what I love to do. I put all the work in. I trust in my team, skill, and work ethic. I came here, pulled another one out, and had a few more rounds in me."
Poirier had tried to become champ in his previous outing against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 last September but, like McGregor, he came up short against the Russian.
Following the fight Ariel Helwani called for the 31-year-old to next fight Tony Ferguson, but the Louisiana native wanted some time off first.
Interim champion Justin Gaethje, who beat Ferguson for his title, is likely to face Khabib next but the winner of Poirier vs Ferguson could later get the winner.
Of course the lightweight division still has something large looming over it, and he's sat in the shadows retweeting subtle digs...