Conor McGregor has reacted bitterly to a suggestion from MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that Dustin Poirier is already a future hall-of-famer despite suffering a loss in his ‘BMF’ title fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 this past weekend.
“Never won an undisputed title. 0-3 in title fights,” McGregor wrote on Twitter to Helwani. “I disagree on Hall of Fame. All due respect, he has one solid win over me, where he was getting pucked around the cage before he got it, and then the second off a leg break. He’s done f*ck all Ariel. Not hall of fame, no way.
“Bottled it against Nate,” McGregor continued. “Ariel is saying he should go for Nate next, forgetting he already booked and bottled it against Nate. It’s recency bias, I am sorry. He is a nice lad, he is not UFC Hall of Fame.”
“LW division Hall of Fame at best. Failed at FW, 0-3 LW titles with a few wins. Colby, not a peep out of him after all was said, bottled Nate also. That’s his 170 run. 0. A LW Hall of Famer at best. The Hall of Fame needs tightening like vice grips. UFC vet < UFC legend.”
However, it wasn’t long before McGregor appeared to have a change of heart about his comments.
“Actually, do you [sic] know what? Let him in then, f*ck it. I don’t like to kick a man when he is down. It’s not my style. All good have a nice one, see ya’s at Xmas.”
McGregor has since deleted all of the above comments.