Things are getting heated as we get close to the much-anticipated trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Dustin Poirier will not be facing a Mr. Nice guy Conor McGregor at UFC 264.
It seems Conor McGregor is bringing the whole package to Las Vegas this weekend. He has already begun the mental warfare in his latest interviews. And he has sent some stern warnings to Dustin Poirier, assuring the fans that the press conference is going to be a must-watch.
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However, McGregor was fairly silent leading up to this fight. He did not give a lot of interviews in the fight week as he did in his last fight against Poirier.
When asked about McGregor’s inactivity in media in the fight week, Poirier said that Conor McGregor can’t talk trash before this fight as he got knocked out for the first time in his last fight. Poirier stated: “I think it’s gonna be crazy Conor again. I’m pretty sure. I wouldn’t say funny, but it’s – how crazy can you be? You got knocked out last time. We put you on airplane mode.”
Conor McGregor fires back at Dustin Poirier
In a recent interview with Nick Walshaw, Conor McGregor responded to Poirier’s comments and stated: “Someone tell him I’m gonna kill him. He is going out on a stretcher into a box.”
Conor McGregor also ranked his KO win against Poirier over Poirier’s win at UFC 257 and stated: “I said as I said. I electrocuted him. In the first fight, I drilled his head off the floor like a basketball. In the second fight, I electrocuted him. The third fight he is dead.”
McGregor seemed unimpressed with Poirier’s win and also responded to Poirier’s comments:
“He said “I don’t like this anymore” after he won. Imagine after a win, the biggest fight of your life and ‘I don’t like this anymore. Look at all the smacks he got. He got all smacks. He just demobilized the leg and I was against the fence with no legs to stand on.”
“He hit the switch but it was a two-second job and I was back. He said airplane mode. Yeah, handy. Airplane mode is just a flick of the button to get back.”
This is a huge fight for both McGregor and Poirier. If McGregor loses then the fans might never see him fight for a UFC title again. On the other hand, if Poirier loses he might never fulfill his years-long dream of becoming the undisputed UFC champion.
With stakes this high, fans can expect a barn burner at UFC 264 when the Notorious faces The Diamond in the sold-out T-Mobile Arena.