DUSTIN POIRIER has been branded a ‘dirtbag’ by his former team-mate Colby Covington for his post-fight celebrations after his UFC 264 clash with Conor McGregor.
The Diamond won the pair’s blockbuster trilogy via first-round TKO after his rival suffered a horrific leg break with seconds of the stanza remaining.Dustin Poirier mocked Conor McGregor moments after their UFC 264 trilogy fight[/caption] The Notorious suffered a broken leg seconds before the end of the first round[/caption]
Poirier, 32, mocked an irate McGregor in the immediate aftermath of the fight, mimicking his ‘Billi strut’ in the cage after Bruce Buffer announced him as the winner.
That didn’t sit well with his former American Top Team team-mate Covington, who told MMA journalist James Lynch: “I thought it showed the ‘charitable nice guy’, the true character of Dustin the doufus Soirier last night.
“He’s out there strutting in Conor’s face. Obviously, it was a fluke. Conor breaks his leg, it was a fluke decision ending.
“It wasn’t a knockout, it wasn’t a clear-cut decision, it wasn’t a submission.
“And the guy’s out there strutting in front of the guy’s face at his downfall when that guy made his career and did everything for Dustin to give him this big fight.
“I thought it was funny. It showed his true colours. He’s got his little prop, his wife Jolie, out there. Obviously, she’s a prop.
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“He only uses her for a prop because he knows he’s a piece-of-s**t person.
“He wants to act like he’s a nice guy, a family man, a father and a good husband. I just thought it showed his true character last night.
“He’s a dirtbag and so is the whole camp that he resides out of.”
Covington and Poirier have been engaged in a war of words for over two years, with the latter warning the former interim welterweight champion ‘it’s on sight’ the next time he sees him.
Poirier’s second consecutive victory over McGregor has earned him a crack at Charles Oliveira’s lightweight title.
But UFC chief Dana White plans to book the American in a FOURTH fight with The Notorious should he be victorious over Do Bronx.Dustin Poirier could end up having a fourth fight with Conor McGregor[/caption]
He said of McGregor’s leg break: “It sucks. It’s brutal. It’s not the way you want to see fights end.
“Dustin Poirier will fight for the title, and when Conor is healed and ready to go, you do the rematch, I guess. I don’t know.”
McGregor, 32, underwent surgery on Sunday night and is set to be on crutches for the next six weeks before beginning rehab.
In a video on Twitter, he said: “I want to thank all the fans around the world for your messages of support. I hope you all enjoyed the show.
“I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena. 21,800 in attendance. The place was absolutely electric.
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“It was a hell of a first round, it would’ve been nice to get into that second round to see what’s what.
“But it is what it is. That’s the nature of the business, a clean break on the tibia and it wasn’t not to be.
“Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you’ve done nothing in there.
“That second round would’ve shown all. Onwards and upwards we go, team
“We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back, and we come back better than ever.”