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Conor McGregor backs up gamesmanship, trash talk with brutal TKO win

Conor McGregor is a heavy-handed, exciting fighter who isn't shy of the spotlight - and could be next for a title shot after brutalizing Dustin Poirier
By: Michael Hatamoto | Sport News | Posted: Sep 28, 2014 10:54 pm

Irish fighter Conor McGregor backed up his trash talk by destroying Dustin Poirier in a highly-anticipated featherweight fight at UFC 178. He picked up a TKO win at 1:46 in the first round against Poirier, netting him a $50,000 Performance of the Night post-fight bonus. McGregor broke into the UFC in 2013 after winning the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) featherweight and lightweight titles earlier in his career.




"He's a humble guy and he came to fight," McGregor noted about his opponent. "Make no mistake, though: I'm cocky in prediction. I'm confident in preparation, but I am always humble, in victory or defeat."


True to form, McGregor could be next in line for a title shot against Jose Aldo, and the Irish fighter noted: "The division is filled with rookies and has-beens," he said during the post-fight press conference.


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