Irish mixed martial artist (MMA) Conor McGregor has announced that he will not retire after losing to American Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
“You will see me again this year. Now I want to spend time with my family, recover, analyze my mistakes and come back, ”the newspaper quotes him. “Sport-Express” Sunday, January 24th.
According to the boxer, he was inactive for a long time, and inaction is difficult to overcome.
He noted that the kicks were good during the fight. McGregor added that he was “not as comfortable as we would like,” and he called his opponent “a great fighter,” the channel reports. REN TV…
According to the Irishman, he is proud of his work, but he would like to “better represent his team.”
The bout between McGregor and former interim lightweight champion Poirier took place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Poirier knocked out his opponent in the second round.
Earlier, the Russian weightlifter Mikhail Koklyaev predicted the victory of the Irishman in the battle with the American.
On the eve of the fight, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said that if the fight ends early, the Irishman will win. However, he pointed out that if the former lightweight champion holds the third or fourth round, he will beat his opponent.
McGregor and Poirier had already fought six years ago, when the Irishman won a crushing victory.