Dustin Poirier still thinks Conor McGregor is beatable and despite being handed a devastating first-round knockout by the Irishman, the featherweight is biding his time until he gets another shot.
“I don’t know if I’m ever going to be over it,” Poirier confessed on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour when asked about his recent defeat. “It’s a loss on my record, and it hurt me, you know.”
Poirier couldn’t really offer an explanation as to why he was knocked out less than three minutes into the first round of the fight.
“I might say this often, but I didn’t cut any corners. I pushed myself harder than I ever have in the gym. I was very prepared to fight and perform well, it just didn’t go my way that night, man. And that’s what hurt. I didn’t get to show who I am. But you know, you live to fight another day and there’s lots more fights coming.”
The fighter said that he will always be prepared for a potential rematch.
“I never thought he was going to be an easy fight, or thought that he wasn’t good. I knew that he was a good fighter and he’s here for a reason, but I still think I can beat him,” Poirier said. “That night just wasn’t my night, and I didn’t get a chance to fight him. I got hurt early and he put me away quick, and it sucks because I really trained and was prepared to fight and beat him, and I still think I can.”
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