Conor McGregor is not impressed by Dustin Poirier’s achievements in MMA. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion took to Twitter to dispute Poirier’s claim that he is a Hall of Famer, after Poirier suffered a devastating knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 291.
Poirier, who beat McGregor twice in their trilogy, was interviewed by Ariel Helwani on Monday and said that he didn’t need the BMF belt that Masvidal won, because he was already a Hall of Famer. Helwani agreed with Poirier, saying that he had one of the best resumes in the sport.
McGregor, however, disagreed with both of them. He tweeted that Poirier had never won an undisputed title, had lost three title fights, and had only one solid win over him, which was preceded by him getting “pucked around the cage”. He also dismissed Poirier’s second win over him, which came after McGregor broke his leg in the first round. McGregor said that Poirier had done “fuck all” and was not a Hall of Famer.
Connor tweeted: "Never won an undisputed title. 0-3 in title fights. 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 fuck all Ariel. Not hall of fame, no way."
McGregor’s tweet sparked a lot of reactions from MMA fans and media, who debated whether Poirier deserved to be in the Hall of Fame or not. Some argued that Poirier had a stellar record of 21-7-1 in the UFC, with wins over some of the best fighters in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, such as Max Holloway, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, and Anthony Pettis. They also pointed out that Poirier had won the interim lightweight title in 2019, and had been involved in some of the most exciting and memorable fights in UFC history.
Others agreed with McGregor, saying that Poirier had failed to win the undisputed title in three attempts, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Charles Oliveira, and Masvidal. They also said that Poirier’s wins over McGregor were not as impressive as they seemed, given that McGregor was past his prime and had been inactive for most of his UFC career. They also questioned Poirier’s decision to fight Masvidal for the BMF belt instead of waiting for a rematch with Oliveira for the lightweight title.