Conor McGregor sends message to fans after brutal UFC 257 knockout

Conor McGregor sent a message to fans after his brutal knockout at the hands of Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. 

The only thing that will go down as being notorious at 257 isn’t what Conor McGregor had in mind.

In less that two full rounds, McGregor was knocked out by Dustin Poirier as the Irishman’s inactivity seemed to have caught up with him. The bout at UFC 257 was McGregor’s first time stepping into the octagon since he knocked out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone over a year ago.

McGregor had fought one other time since 2016, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov back in November 2018. That four-plus year stretch of relative inactivity clearly took its toll on the once unstoppable fighter, but he isn’t letting the loss drag him down too far.

After the loss to Poirier, McGregor sent out a message to his fans.

Conor McGregor reacts to getting knocked out at UFC 257

“Thanks for the support everyone! Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on,” McGregor tweeted. “I’m excited at the blockbuster trilogy I now have on my hands. Dustin is a hell of a competitor and I look forward to going again. God bless us all, happy Sunday.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve watched a McGregor fight and expected it to be the start of a trilogy. We thought the Jose Aldo fight was the first in a series, and ditto with Khabib. Even the Floyd Mayweather cash-grab was expected to be followed by a at least two more of them.

The only times McGregor has come close to a trilogy of fights is with Nate Diaz and now with Poirier. McGregor bested Poirier back in 2014, and we watched the American get his revenge in a big way in Abu Dhabi at UFC 257.

Conor and Poirier fighting one more time doesn’t have the pizazz that a McGregor trilogy once had, but it’s still something we’d all happily indulge in. But that’s all in the future, and for now McGregor is taking his loss on the chin — quite literally.

Published at Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:30:52 +0000

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