Former UFC light-weight and featherweight left his cordial January self in Abu Dhabi, UAE it seems — with the Dubliner making an attempt to throw a kick towards UFC 264 opponent, Dustin Poirier at tonight’s press conference forward of their Saturday rubber match.
Instantly making an attempt to get below the pores and skin of rival, Poirier, the Crumlin native threw two bottles of Poirier’s Lousiana scorching sauce into the viewers, earlier than throwing a cap on the Lafayette native as two safety guards in addition to UFC president, Dana White tried to maintain the 2 aside and coral McGregor.
Ultimately taking their respective seats at McGregor circled in a bid to get close to his Louisianan light-weight counterpart, the pair took questions from media members — with McGregor interrupting from time to time to fireside barbs on the #1 ranked Poirier — claiming that he would “dance” on his head come Saturday night time.
Former undisputed 155lbs champion, McGregor defined how he may see “stress” within the eyes of Poirier, whom he claimed was visibly scuffling with the burden reduce forward of tomorrow’s official weigh-ins, earlier than explaining how he was already on the right track weight himself.
With each males setting sights on minted light-weight gold holder, Charles Oliveira after this weekend, the 2 famous their intentions to attain a title combat in opposition to the promotion’s most prolific submission artist earlier than the shut of the 12 months.
Scoring what has been donned because the Line of the Night time — Poirier claimed that McGregor’s coaching program, McGregor Quick must be renamed to McGregor Sleep following his January knockout loss on ‘Battle Island’ — which drew no response from the visibly cagey Dubliner.
Reflecting on his January rematch loss, McGregor in contrast Poirier to former heavyweight champion, Buster Douglas who scored a large upset knockout win over Mike Tyson — calling the Louisiana native’s stoppage victory, a “fluke“.
Closing out the press occasion, Poirier and McGregor squared off entrance, and middle, with the latter constantly barking barbs throughout to the previous, earlier than making an attempt to launch a kick at Poirier — earlier than being corralled.