Conor McGregor Ready 'To Build Back' After Getting Knocked Out

Conor McGregor, fresh off a pounding from Dustin Poirier, is still in Abu Dhabi enjoying some family time by digging in the sand Monday with his son in mini excavators that every beach should have. On Sunday, McGregor had his worn-out leg -- courtesy of numerous Poirier calf kicks -- propped up while sitting on the yacht he's renting while in Abu Dhabi.

"Thanks for the support everyone! Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on. I’m excited at the blockbuster trilogy I now have on my hands," McGregor wrote Sunday. "Dustin is a hell of a competitor and I look forward to going again. Elevating the leg and the spirit on my way home! God bless us all, happy Sunday."

Already looking forward to a rematch with Poirier, McGregor said he'll enter that fight with a different gameplan.

“I’ll certainly regroup,” Conor said in his post-fight press conference. “I’ll regroup and pick myself up. Get up off the floor and go again, and that’s it. Styles make fights, there’s many great stylistic matchups out there. Myself and Dustin are 1-1, myself and Nate  are 1-1. There’s many good matchups for me and I’ll adopt a different approach for the trilogy I feel with Dustin because those leg kicks are not to be messed with. That calf kick, the low calf kick, I’ve never experienced that and it was a good one.

“It’s not that I haven’t got the style in me to switch it up and keep that at bay. I have a lot more weapons I didn’t get to show. It wasn’t my night, it wasn’t a great night. But again, no excuses, hats off, and regroup and pick yourself up. I look forward to going back now, seeing the kids, and just taking the licks, man. It’s a bastard of a game.”

Now, let's get to these mini excavators McGregor was playing with Monday. I need to know where I can use these in the United States. Sitting on the beach watching the waves is nice for about 30 minutes until I get extremely bored looking at a body of water. Yes, it's relaxing, but I want to do something. I need action. I need to get into a dig-off with other Midwestern dads who're in the same boat.

Let's have some competition out on the beach. Bury 30 prize packs on a beach, and let dads go crazy trying to dig them up. The city gets Buffalo Wild Wings to sponsor a dig, and guys have to excavate a treasure chest of parm garlic bottles. I'm telling you right now, this could be the next great show on Discovery Channel.

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.