Tuivasa Responds To Hardy’s UFC 264 Take With Trolling Instagram Video

UFC heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa has responded to Greg Hardy’s attempts to downplay his victory at UFC 264 last July.

When heavyweights collide, we tend to either see big shots and brutal knockouts or, often, less-than entertaining decisions. …

Tai Tuivasa, Greg Hardy

UFC heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa has responded to Greg Hardy’s attempts to downplay his victory at UFC 264 last July.

When heavyweights collide, we tend to either see big shots and brutal knockouts or, often, less-than entertaining decisions. When Tuivasa is in action, it’s almost always the former.

That was the case on the undercard of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier’s trilogy fight in 2021. After rebounding from three consecutive losses with back-to-back first-round KOs against Stefan Struve and Harry Hunsucker, Tuivasa was matched up with former NFL defensive end Hardy.

After just over a minute, the fight was over, and “Bam Bam” was pouring beer into a dirty shoe. How did he get there? By knocking Hardy out.

After “Prince of War” appeared to rock the Australian, he moved in for the finish, a decision that would prove to be his downfall. With a hard left as Hardy rushed in, Tuivasa sent his opponent to the canvas and quickly forced referee Mark Smith to step in.

Tuivasa Mocks Hardy For Surprising Claims

Despite what appeared to be a fairly clear cut and convincing finish, Hardy provided a surprising view in a recent interview with Combat Sports on Fanatics View. When discussing his latest setback, which represented his second consecutive defeat, Hardy suggested Tuivasa fought like a coward and claimed he “didn’t get rocked.”

“Afterwards he turned into a clown. First of all, he talks all the trash about walking into the middle, and we all know what happened, right. He got slapped around and decided to run back to the cage,” said Hardy. “And I made a mistake… He cowarded out of the brawl that we agreed upon and started throwing little girl haymakers, and luckily lands one… But I didn’t get punched, didn’t get rocked, or anything; just did some stupid crap.”

Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t taken long for Tuivasa to respond. While some would reply in interviews or with statements on social media, “Bam Bam” is different. From the man who brought us an image of the face of a viral self-defense trainer on the body of Daniel Cormier, we’ve now got an edited video of Hardy that mocks his recent claims.

In a recent Instagram post, Tuivasa made one thing clear: ‘downplay my victory over you and you’ll have your talking face morphed onto yourself getting knocked out by me…’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CY0vqf0NwT5/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=4cf004e5-ff36-4c47-9f14-ec8e0efe05cc

“@greghardjr KEEEEFFFFFFEEEE I’ve fucked longer then our fight, like once! Go crawl back in your corner boy you all (cap)”

With his ’90s pop walkouts, his constant shoeys and newly-created shoeyvasa, and social media presence, Tuivasa really is the gift that just keeps on giving.

What do you make of Greg Hardy’s remarks about his loss to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264?

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Snoop Dogg Credits Conor McGregor For UFC 264 Aftermath

Snoop Dogg, Conor McGregorFormer UFC champion Conor McGregor shocked many with his UFC 264 rant towards Dustin Poirier in his post-fight interview. But, rapper Snoop Dogg was impressed by McGregor’s ability to remain a promoter while being evaluated for a broken leg. McGregor lost his trilogy to Poirier after shattering his leg in the closing seconds of the […]

Snoop Dogg, Conor McGregor

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor shocked many with his UFC 264 rant towards Dustin Poirier in his post-fight interview. But, rapper Snoop Dogg was impressed by McGregor’s ability to remain a promoter while being evaluated for a broken leg.

McGregor lost his trilogy to Poirier after shattering his leg in the closing seconds of the first round. The fight was called off and Poirier earned the win via doctor’s stoppage.

McGregor still somehow agreed to do a post-fight interview with commentator Joe Rogan following the disappointing finish. He took the time to vocalize his demand for vengeance against Poirier, and also took shots at Poirier’s wife as they left the octagon.

During his 2021 Year in Review show with comedian Kevin Hart, Snoop praised McGregor for his post-fight antics.

Conor McGregor broke his leg during a fight and it was nasty,” Snoop said. “But I love his tenacity and his fierce way of fighting – He was talking s*** after he broke his leg!

“He’s going ‘I’ll f*** him up, there’s nothing he can do to me,’ and his leg was f***ed up and I’m like ‘Cus still talking s***?’!” (h/t The Mirror)

Conor McGregor Is Planning A Return In 2022

McGregor is still recovering from his leg injury and is planning a return to the UFC in 2022. There have been many names who are possible suitors for his return opponent, including Michael Chandler and a fourth fight with Poirier.

McGregor raised plenty of eyebrows with his vicious remarks towards Poirier before and after the fight. Many, including UFC president Dana White, felt that McGregor crossed the line by invoking family into his trash talk.

Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey also gave McGregor credit for the rant. While some have turned against McGregor over the years, it appears that Snoop is still riding with him.

What was your reaction to Conor McGregor’s post-UFC 264 rant?

McGregor Goes Back & Forth With Fans Over UFC 264 Performance

Conor McGregor has a different view from many fans of how his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier was going before its sudden conclusion.

At UFC 264, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier competed for the third time to settle once and for all who is the …

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has a different view from many fans of how his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier was going before its sudden conclusion.

At UFC 264, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier competed for the third time to settle once and for all who is the better man. After a much more hostile fight build-up than the rematch, including mentions of wife DMs and unfulfilled charity donations, the two finally faced off to put an end to the rivalry.

However, after McGregor suffered a broken leg in the first round, Poirier was awarded the victory via doctor’s stoppage, leaving many people with only more questions instead of the answers they were expecting.

Four months later, those questions continue to linger. Tuesday, McGregor took to social media to field many of them from Twitter users while also offering a series of statements and claims along the way.

Conor McGregor Chats It Up With Fans Over Poirier Trilogy Bout

Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor Faceoff
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First, after he provided advice on how to defend the kimura lock in response to a since-deleted tweet, he then provided a scorecard of the leg kicks between him and Poirier in the trilogy fight.

“Score first. Check the trilogy. I was up 8 low kicks to 1 before the injury.”

McGregor then discussed how his upkick game has improved.

“My upkicks and open guard attacks have gone to another level since this fight. Look at the Dustin trilogy fight. He backed away due to the up kicks and those nasty elbows he was eating heavy. I’ll scoot into open guard attacks if I have to going forward. For sure!”

One fan then presented McGregor with an image of Poirier putting his toe in the cage to help defend McGregor’s guillotine. McGregor didn’t seem to mind it at all, though.

“I mean, I don’t care. I won’t ever look to the ref or anyone bar myself to adjust in a fight. You do what you got to do in there. The leg was broke before the guillotine it’s why I went for it. He was getting lumped around everywhere. Open space. Clinch. Bottom. Lumped around.”

McGregor then shared a clip towards the end of the fight, where he stated his leg was already broken.

“Good angle. Can see the leg was broke before I even stood up. It was broke before the guillotine even. It’s why I went for it. 4 shots to zero here in this clip to close the fight before the injury. This fight was going my way 100%. But big congrats lads hahaha ye right. Rats.”

“Can see the weight in those upkicks he was eating here as well. Which weren’t even the two heaviest upkicks I landed. Where was he going from open guard top here? He not like upkicks thru the face? Elbows down thru the crown? No like? Tough shit, see ya soon.”

One fan chimed in, stating that McGregor was getting “pumped” and “owned” by Poirier, to which the Irishman responded as follows:

“Pumped where? He was lumped around every position. Open space. Clinch. Bottom. There was nowhere he could go if that goes in that second round. You just a blind hater bro I’m sorry. God bless ya.”

When a fan suggested that Poirier’s ground-and-pound was far more significant than McGregor’s upkicks, he received a scoff for a reply.

“Lol what? Push shots they were from top. Garbage. Zero effect. Look at him post fight he was chewed up in the brain mate. His head was sorer, my leg was sorer, who won the fight? A riddle.”

Next, a fan expressed dismay that anyone would “flex” this much after a loss. The only problem? McGregor does not know what loss the fan was speaking of.

“No loss was had here. That was my fight to win before the injury.”

When the next fan pleaded with McGregor to “be honest” with himself and acknowledge that he had no answers for Poirier during the fight and that he had no chance if the bout went forward, McGregor directed them to the post-fight interview as evidence.

“Lol. Look at the post fight interviews. He didn’t know what happened to his head. I dug those elbows into his brain. They change the whole make up of who are, them elbows. If anything they should be illegal ahahahah straight down into the soft spot of the crown.”

As he has in the past, McGregor would then dispute that it was a checked kick that broke his leg.

“It cracked from one of my own kicks early in the round. There was no check. Not one,” McGregor clarified.

Finally, a fan asked McGregor why he would fight if he was injured coming into the bout. His response was consistent with previous assurances that he never pulls out of a fight.

“Because it’s in my blood to fight. If I am to fight, I am fighting,” McGregor said.”

McGregor would then close out this quasi-Q&A session by answering which of his UFC 264 attacks were more damaging: the elbows from bottom or the upkicks from the bottom. McGregor answered with certainty.

“The two combined are tasty. I’d say the elbows way more damaging tho. Dug in to the soft part of the crown where you don’t touch on a baby’s head. It’s a part of the skull that remains somewhat soft for life. Touch the area now and try and imagine someone digging there elbow into”

Conor McGregor is currently said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from his July leg surgery. It is unknown what the future holds for him upon his return. At the time of his injury, many thought that a fourth fight with Poirier seemed probable. However, if Poirier were to win the world title at UFC 269 while McGregor is not even ranked in the division’s top 5, that could complicate things.

What do you make of Conor McGregor’s analysis of his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264?

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Dustin Poirier Claims ‘Special Individual’ Conor McGregor Is The Hardest Hitter He’s Faced

Dustin PoirierFormer interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has thrice shared the Octagon with arch-rival, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor, and insists the Dubliner is undeniably the biggest hitter he’s ever faced throughout his professional career. Lafayette native, Poirier is scheduled to headline UFC 269 on December 11. coming — challenging current undisputed lightweight kingpin, Charles […]

Dustin Poirier

Former interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has thrice shared the Octagon with arch-rival, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor, and insists the Dubliner is undeniably the biggest hitter he’s ever faced throughout his professional career.

Lafayette native, Poirier is scheduled to headline UFC 269 on December 11. coming — challenging current undisputed lightweight kingpin, Charles Oliveira for gold, in his second attempt at wrapping the undisputed title round his waist. 

The American Top Team native is currently in the midst of a three-fight winning spree since his first undisputed title challenge against then-champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov back in September 2019, taking a unanimous decision victory over Dan Hooker in June of last year in his first bout since a submission loss to Khabib in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Putting Yas Island woes behind him back in January, Poirier became the first to finish the aforenoted, McGregor with strikes in professional mixed martial arts, stopping the Dubliner with a second round knockout as well as avenging a September 2014 featherweight knockout defeat of his own.

In July, Poirier managed to prevail with bragging rights against the Crumlin counter at UFC 264 — after McGregor suffered a fractured left tibia at the close of the opening round, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage TKO victory.

Dustin Poirier Describes Conor McGregor As “Special Individual”, Hardest Hitting Opponent.

Speaking recently off the back of his victory over the former lightweight and featherweight champion and ahead of his December clash with the aforenoted, Oliveira, Poirier explained that the Dubliner comfortably exceeds the rest of his opponents as the hardest hitter he’s shared the Octagon with.

Conor McGregor, no doubt about it,” Dustin Poirier told The Vault host Patrick Bet-David. “As the biggest puncher I fought? Yeah, he’s a special individual for sure. Fought him in 2014, lost and that was when his trajectory was just… sky was the limit. He was on his way up and he tore through everybody and became a two-weight world champion. But yeah, I fought him twice this year… It’s still the same, very dangerous.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda)

Whilst Poirier prepares for his December date with Oliveira, the aforenoted, McGregor recently fired more barbs aimed the Louisianan and his family, for the manner in which they celebrated his UFC 264 doctor’s stoppage victory, while he was sat on the Octagon canvas, injured.

O’Malley Reveals His Thoughts As Moutinho Refused To Quit At UFC 264

Sean O’Malley has shared what was going through his head during the three-round demolition of Kris Moutinho. During the aftermath of UFC 264 on July 10, company debutant Kris Moutinho managed to gain a huge following despite being on the losing end of a dominant Sean O’Malley display. Moutinho’s ability to take damage and keep […]

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Sean O’Malley has shared what was going through his head during the three-round demolition of Kris Moutinho.

During the aftermath of UFC 264 on July 10, company debutant Kris Moutinho managed to gain a huge following despite being on the losing end of a dominant Sean O’Malley display.

Moutinho’s ability to take damage and keep coming forward for almost the entirety of the 15-minute fight did not go unnoticed, and while it was “Sugar” who came out on top with the one-sided victory, the 26-year-old’s inability to put his opponent away is widely considered to be disheartening by many, but O’Malley saw it differently.

Kris Moutinho and Sean O’Malley (Image Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

In a recent interview on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour, Sean O’Malley opened up on what was going through his mind as Kris Moutinho refused to give up when the two faced off earlier this year.

“In the Octagon, I’m not having any internal conversations. I’m just in there performing. I didn’t care. I’m in there for 15 minutes. Each fight, I plan on going 15 minutes. So it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, my God, this kid won’t go away.’ It was like, ‘Holy shit, my highlight reel is gonna be so fuckin’ sweet; I can’t wait to watch that.’ It was just nonstop melting my fists off his face.” O’Malley explained.

Although he isn’t currently scheduled to fight, O’Malley has spoken about a potential December 11 return, with the American eyeing a meeting with either Frankie Edgar or Dominick Cruz before the year comes to a close.

Do you think Sean O’Malley’s confidence took a hit after his grueling matchup with Kris Moutinho?

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Kunitskaya Shuts Down Rumors She Fought At UFC 264 While Pregnant

UFC women’s bantamweight Yana Kunitskaya has shut down claims that she fought Irene Aldana at UFC 264 last month while pregnant. Heading into last month’s pay-per-view, Kunitskaya had won back-to-back fights by way of unanimous decisions ag…

UFC women’s bantamweight Yana Kunitskaya has shut down claims that she fought Irene Aldana at UFC 264 last month while pregnant. Heading into last month’s pay-per-view, Kunitskaya had won back-to-back fights by way of unanimous decisions against Julija Stoliarenko and Ketlen Vieira. The Russian had hoped to use a victory over Aldana as a stepping […]

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