It seems like the lead-up to the trilogy bout won’t be like the last time with both the fighters taking a dig at each other ahead of the trilogy bout next weekend inside T-Mobile Arena, in Houston, Texas. The former interim lightweight champion ridiculed Conor McGregor for his previous comments on Twitter suggesting that the first fighter to shoot for a takedown is a “dusty b****.”
In conversation with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Poirier did not quite like what McGregor had to say and hit back at the former champion with a twist of his own.
Best boxer, my ass!
Shooting ass, shelling ass bitch. https://t.co/LstFtSylOb
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 1, 2021
“How ’bout the first one to get taken down is a dusty b****? This is mixed martial arts. Put it all together. It reeks of insecurity to me.” Needless to say, the comment certainly did not go too well with Conor McGregor who took to Twitter and slammed the former interim champion.
“Bets boxer, my a**! Shooting a**, shelling a** b****.” McGregor tweeted.
Is the old Conor McGregor back?
Conor McGregor did not trash talk with Dustin Poirier despite their bitter rivalry that stemmed during their first encounter. There was mutual respect between both the fighter, however, it looks like that won’t be the case in the upcoming trilogy bout at UFC 264.
Conor McGregor has already expressed his opinion on the former champion after the back and forth between both the fighters due to delay in the transfer of funds promised by the Notorious to Poirier’s charity, “Good Fight Foundation.” Poirier claimed that McGregor’s team was delaying the transfer of the funds, and blamed the former dual champion for not standing up to his worlds.
Needless to say, this did not go too well for McGregor who hit back at the former interim champion for calling him out for something that potentially tarnished his image on social media. While the funds were transferred, albeit to a different charity, McGregor remained true to his words. Be that as it may, it looks like the bitterness because of the entire situation, has certainly made McGregor not take Poirier with the same approach as he did in the rematch back at UFC 257.
It won’t be surprising to see McGregor go all guns blazing against the former interim champion in the upcoming press conference, and it will be interesting to this epic rivalry conclude in the trilogy bout next weekend at UFC 264.