Conor McGregor Praises Fury vs. Wilder Boxing Match While Taking Dig at Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor has lavished praise on both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after their thrilling boxing trilogy encounter this past weekend, but he also couldn’t resist taking a potshot at his rival Dustin Poirier too.

“Great fight that,” McGregor said of the boxing bout, which Fury one by KO in the 11th round. “Both warriors, both winners. Hard to not be impressed with Deontay there. Against the much larger man and almost got it done. Great fight. 40lb’s in weight difference is A LOT. Fair play both men there, very enjoyable fights they have had together. Respect.”

So far so good, but as he continued, McGregor weaved in a dig at Poirier’s post-fight celebrations after he got the better of their own trilogy fight earlier in the year due to ‘The Notorious’ breaking his leg late in the first round.

“Their skill levels are unique but very close. A great heavyweight trilogy that was. I love when it gets set for certain and both have an honorable showing. Not the fam in the ring fake celebrating after a freak injury etc etc you know the gig, God bless the real in this world.

“Congrats Tyson and Paris. Me and Dee are so happy for you and the kids. Congrats Deontay and Telli also. Was great meeting you guys recently. A real proud showing that was, and could have went either way. Amazing! Happy Sunday now today with the cheddar and the memory’s God bless.”

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