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Joseph Duffy on Conor McGregor: I can take him out quick ... just like the first time

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Duffy -- the last man to defeat Conor McGregor -- is the polar opposite of "Notorious."

Unlike McGregor, Duffy is quiet, reserved and prefers to keep to himself and his training, which is the reason "Irish Joe" doesn't offer rebuttals when his countryman takes aim at him in the media, questioning his commitment to his nationality.

But, when asked to give his prediction on a rematch between the two men, Duffy says it will be another quick victory for him, just like he 38-second submission victory he scored over his McGregor five years ago.

His words on "The MMA Hour" (via Bloody Elbow):

"Nothing Conor says can get under my skin. If it was somebody who I cared about, like my family, saying this, yeah maybe. But, Conor's opinion doesn't matter to me. He can say what he wants and it doesn't change the way I would fight him. It doesn't change the fact that I think I would still beat him. None of that stuff changes. None of that will ever get under my skin."

He continues:

"I believe I can take Conor out just as quickly. Everyone notices Conor has greatly improved, but so am I. Everything Conor does, I feel I can beat him at. He uses more kicks, I've been doing taekwondo since I was five. There's not an area I feel he can beat me. We'll just have to see what happens. We'll see how things go and how I feel, and we'll go from there. I'll guess I'll leave people in suspense for that."

McGregor, unsurprisingly, thinks otherwise.

Their initial encounter took place in the Lightweight division; therefore, if a rematch between the two me were to go down, one would either have to go up in weight or drop down, as McGregor is currently wreaking havoc in the Featherweight division as its interim champion.

As for Duffy, he'll look to collect his third straight victory at 155 pounds inside the Octagon when headlines UFC Fight Night 76 on Oct. 24, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland against, Dustin Poirier.

For more on that fight click here.