As UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor prattled away during last month’s “Go Big” press conference in Las Vegas, he earned the ire of nearly everyone on the stage.
And yet, the one fighter in attendance at the MGM Grand who could have potentially shut McGregor up in short order choose instead to keep his mouth shut.
Joseph Duffy has done what many in the UFC have dreamt of: Finishing McGregor in short order and sending him on his way.
Duffy needed just 38 seconds to submit McGregor in a lightweight contest at Cage Warriors 39 in Nov. 2010. Since then, of course, McGregor has gone on to win 14 bouts in a row and become one of MMA’s two biggest drawing cards in the process.
This bit of trivia clearly gets under McGregor’s skin, as he’s questioned everything from Duffy’s dedication to the sport to whether he’s truly of Irish heritage.
But Duffy has let the taunts just roll off. Even at “Go Big,” when Duffy could have spoken from a position like no one else on the stage, he didn’t really return fire. And on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, he explained why.
“It’s just not really my style,” said Duffy (14-1), ….View original article