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Conor McGregor sends message to teammate and opponent after one-round debut defeat at UFC 293


Conor McGregor is proud of his teammates win or lose.

‘Notorious’ was watching along as Irish MMA veteran Kiefer Crosbie made his promotional debut in the opening bout at UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday morning local time.

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Crosbie and McGregor are long-time training partnersCredit: @kiefercrosbie_mma – instagram
Unlike most UFC debutants, Crosbie travelled in first class to UFC 293

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Unlike most UFC debutants, Crosbie travelled in first class to UFC 293Credit: @kiefercrosbie_mma – instagram

The former dual-weight champion paid for his long-time friend to travel in style and even give him some tips – but it wasn’t enough to help him to victory in his 14th professional bout.

Crosbie, who accepted a fight with Kevin Jousset on two weeks’ notice, struggled to deal with his New Zealander opponent who quickly got into a rhythm on the feet.

However, it was a grappling error that ultimately led to his demise.

The 33-year-old attempted to trip Jousset, but the City Kickboxing fighter blocked his manoeuvre and turned it into a takedown of his own and locked up a body triangle as soon as they hit the floor.

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A rear-naked choke was sunk in soon after and it ultimately got him a submission win just 11 seconds before the bell was due to sound to end round one.

Post-fight, McGregor took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to give Crosbie props and insist things would’ve been different if he had proper time to prepare.

“Well done Kiefer,” he wrote.

“2 weeks notice. Australia. Against a hometown prospect. Think of the travel the weight cut the literally 2 weeks notice. Took it and went for it.

Crosbie impressed McGregor with his striking

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Crosbie impressed McGregor with his strikingCredit: Getty
But he was forced to tap out inside one round at UFC 293

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But he was forced to tap out inside one round at UFC 293Credit: Getty

“Only the real! Lovely shots in there! Here is one for the no nothings.

“We’d crack your man handy with a full camp.”

After travelling across the world at the drop of a hat, Crosbie will most likely be invited back to the UFC for a second fight despite failing to impress against Jousset.

Prior to UFC 293, he knocked out MMA journeyman Brian Lo-A-Njoe and former UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira before dropping Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers twice in a boxing decision win.





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