Conor McGregor took to social media to congratulate Tyson Fury following his epic KO win over Deontay Wilder, then took a dig at UFC rival Dustin Poirier.
The Gypsy King retained his titles with an 11th-round stoppage victory over Wilder, surviving two knockdowns in the fourth round. Former two-weight UFC champion McGregor praised both fighters for their heavyweight epic.
“Great fight that,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Both warriors, both winners. Hard to not be impressed with Deontay there. Against the much larger man and almost got it done. Great fight. 40lb’s in weight difference is A LOT. Fair play both men there, very enjoyable fights they have had together. Respect.
“Their skill levels are unique but very close. A great heavyweight trilogy that was. I love when it gets set for certain and both have an honorable showing. Not the fam in the ring fake celebrating after a freak injury etc etc you know the gig, God bless the real in this world.
“Congrats Tyson and Paris. Me and Dee are so happy for you and the kids. Congrats Deontay and Telli also. Was great meeting you guys recently. A real proud showing that was, and could have went either way. Amazing! Happy Sunday now today with the cheddar and the memory’s God bless.”
The fact that both Fury and Wilder left it all in the ring, McGregor couldn’t resist taking aim at Poirier, criticised him for celebrating a “freak injury”.