The animosity, at the very least from the facet of former UFC light-weight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor forward of this weekend’s UFC 264 headliner towards former interim light-weight gold holder seems to be rising approaching combat night time — with the Dubliner claiming he’s “going by way of” Poirier of their rubber match.
Headlining the promotion’s first outing in entrance of a dwell gate on the T-Cellular Area for the primary time since February of final yr at UFC 248 — McGregor appears to assert bragging rights in his third outing towards Poirier, having dropped a second spherical knockout defeat earlier this yr at UFC 257 in a light-weight rematch, seven-years within the making.
Final night time, McGregor took to his official Twitter account — sharing what seems to be an tried message request from Jolie Poirier, the spouse of Dustin, with McGregor’s choice to leak the obvious Instagram DM (direct message) drawing a lot criticism throughout the combined martial arts neighborhood. As of publication, the authenticity of the obvious message request is at present unverified.
On Tuesday morning, McGregor additionally posted a voice be aware, alluding to Poirier, whom he labeled, “Peahead” — a nickname he had given the American Prime Group mainstay forward of their September 2014 featherweight bout at UFC 178.
Talking with Rolling Stone journal forward of his rubber match with Poirier, McGregor as soon as extra criticised Poirier’s obvious newfound vocal means within the media following his January rematch win.
“He (Dustin Poirier) talks some quantity these days which he pays for; it’s not going to be good,” McGregor stated. “I’m going by way of my opponent on July tenth.“
McGregor continued and claimed he’ll knock Poirier out at UFC 264 — explaining how he’s probably the most “harmful” model of himself that he’s ever been.
“I’m going to knock him (Poirier) out,” McGregor defined. “With out query. I’m probably the most harmful I’ve ever been, I’m probably the most targeted I’ve ever been. And I’m going to take him out. He received’t have any technique to cope with what I’m bringing on Saturday, and that’s it.“
A sure incentive has been supplied to each Poirier and McGregor forward of their trilogy bout this weekend, with UFC president, Dana White giving the green light to a title challenge against recently-minted lightweight titleholder, Charles Oliveira for the victor of this weekend’s main event.
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