Report: Joe Duffy Knows Conor McGregor’s Improved, But Confident He’d Beat Star in Rematch
By FCF Staff
Since Joseph Duffy is the last man to defeat Conor McGregor, the Irish lightweight continues to field questions about fighting the latter, despite the fact they’re not currently competing in the same division.
Duffy and McGregor met back in 2010, and “Irish Joe” submitted “Notorious” in under one minute. Since then, McGregor has gone on to become one of the biggest stars in the sport, and he’s scheduled to fight UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo on December 12th.
Duffy hasn’t reached superstar status quite yet, but the dangerous fighter has gone 2-0 thus far in the UFC, and will fight Dustin Poirier on January 2nd.
Recently the lightweight spoke to MMA Junkie.com, and Duffy was asked about facing McGregor again. The latter has said he wants to fight Duffy once more, and has claimed he’d knock his countryman out in the rematch.
Duffy acknowledged that McGregor is much better fighter now than he was five years ago, but the 27 year-old also stated:
“…I’m always looking for them opportunities, and the fight with Conor would be no different. I would be in there, and I would be looking for that finish.
“There’s nobody I fight that I feel I can’t beat in any area. I’m one of them people – I feel I’m an opportunist. I don’t go in there planning to do one thing specifically. I just go in and let the fight unfold and react and take what opportunities are given to me.”
Duffy will take on Poirier at UFC 195, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.