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Conor McGregor Takes Verbal Swipe at Joe Duffy, Offers to Fight Dustin Poirier

Kelsey Mowatt

Conor McGregor

Considering what Conor McGregor has said about Joseph Duffy in the past, no one should be terribly surprised to hear he’s taken a verbal shot at his countryman, following his withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 76.

The MMA world was jolted on Wednesday with the news that Duff has incurred a mild concussion in training, and as a result, he won’t scrap Dustin Poirier in the headliner on Saturday. It’s a big blow for the UFC as well as Duffy, as this was a huge opportunity for the rising lightweight to score a pivotal win in his native Ireland.

Well, following the news of Duffy’s withdrawal, Mr. McGregor had this to say about the situation on Twitter:

There you have it. McGregor is referring to Poirier, who stopped in the opening round last September. Of course, “Notorious” has taken verbal shots at Duffy several times in recent months, and has said he wants to avenge his 2010 loss to the lightweight. Now, since McGregor is booked to fight featherweight champ Jose Aldo on December 12th, the chances of the UFC taking him up on his offer, are slim and none.

Considering the consensus is that fight will be one of the biggest in the UFC’s history, and because it’s been postponed before, the promotion isn’t going to run the risk of Aldo-McGregor getting pushed back.

As a result of Duffy’s withdrawal, a flyweight fight between Patrick Holohan and Louis Smolka will headline UFC FN 76. The card will take place in Dublin, Ireland.

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