'Joe Duffy made Conor McGregor look very silly... no way does he want a rematch'
Published 06/01/2016 | 18:11
Cage Warriors promoter Graham Boylan has claimed that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will do anything to avoid stepping into the octagon with Donegal's Joe Duffy again.
The Donegal native beat The Notorious with a 38-second submission victory in 2010.
Since that contest, McGregor has become one of the most recognisable faces in mixed martial arts and last month beat Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to steal the Brazilians belt.
Duffy, on the other hand, was beaten last weekend by Dustin Poirier, who was previously beaten by McGregor, at UFC 195.
Boylan, who promoted the McGregor-Duffy fight six years ago, told Sky Sports prior to last weekend's bout that McGregor would avoid another bout with Duffy.
"The people within the industry who truly know, know that the rematch is a fight that Conor does not want. He wants nothing to do with that,2 he said.
"Everybody knows Joseph beats Conor in every way. Conor will hold out for as long as he possibly can before doing a rematch. Joseph made him look really silly, very quickly.
"There's one guy is the UFC who's got Conor's number and that's Joseph."