After Joseph Duffy was forced to withdraw from the main event of UFC Fight Night 76 thanks to a concussion, Conor McGregor took the opportunity to berate his former conqueror.
McGregor first took to Twitter in order to criticize the Donegal native, before continuing his tirade in an interview with the Irish Independent.
“They think they can do what I do until it’s time to do what I do”, said “The Notorious” one.“I dunno maybe there is something in the air over in Canada, maybe it weakens the chin. I don’t know”.
“If anything it’s probably a good thing for Joe, because it delayed the inevitable… it delayed the fact that he would be exposed in there eventually”.
McGregor’s barbs, however, came as no surprise to “Irish Joe”.
Speaking to Paul Dollery of the42, Duffy said that Conor was always going to seize the chance to sling some trash-talk in his direction. In Joe’s eyes this is just a sign that McGregor is still smarting from the loss he inflicted upon the Straight Blast Gym fighter back in 2010.
“That didn’t surprise me in the least. Any opportunity Conor gets to have a little dig, he’s going to have one. We know what his beef is. He’s still got that thorn in his side over me beating him”.
“If Conor is willing to kick a man when he’s down it says more about him than it does about me. As always, I’ll leave him to it and do my own thing. His opinion doesn’t really matter. I don’t really care what he has to say”.
Though Duffy was stoic as usual, he did have something of a warning for his brash Dublin counterpart.
“It’s only a matter of time before all this stuff comes back to bite him in the ass. If we fight, I’ll do my talking in the octagon. I’ll prove it on the night, not on Twitter”.
Duffy’s bout with Dustin Poirier, which should have taken place in Dublin on October 24th, has been rescheduled for January 2nd in Las Vegas, at UFC 195.