Conor McGregor fueled by Dustin Poirier’s talk ahead of UFC 264

Conor McGregor prepares to provide Dustin Poirier precisely what he desires in their UFC 264 trilogy battle.

Poirier (27-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 19-5 UFC) just recently stated McGregor (22-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 10-3 UFC) “reeks of insecurity” after the previous two-division UFC champ made a remark bold his challenger to prevent shooting for takedowns when they satisfy in Saturday’s headliner.

That didn’t sit with McGregor, who stated he’s ready and ready to contend with Poirier in each and every single location when they clash for a 3rd and most likely last time at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The battle airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

“(I’m going to) give him a proper head kick,” McGregor stated throughout an Instagram Live Q&A on Saturday. “There will be a lot of weapons produced on the night, that’s for sure. He wants mixed martial arts? He’s going to get it.

“I’ve been busy putting in the work. Full focus, fully immersed in mixed martial arts. It’s been nothing but mixed martial arts, so I’m ready to put on a show.”

McGregor insists he’s genuine when he discusses his level of dedication to this battle. Following his 2nd-round TKO loss to Poirier in their second conference at UFC 257 in January, UFC president Dana White questioned how devoted McGregor can actually be when he’s so economically effective, and has actually currently achieved a lot in the battle video game.

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According to McGregor, nevertheless, he’s had the ability to dig and discover the inspiration he requires to prosper at UFC 264. Part of that has actually been restricting media commitments in order to remain secured on training.

“You can go through YouTube and see every interview in the book,” McGregor stated. “I’ve got a job to do here. I’m back on the site. That’s the way I’m feeling here with this. Straight back on the building site.”

For McGregor, there doesn’t seem any absence of drive entering into this battle. He doesn’t wish to come out on the losing end of the series with Poirier, and likewise has no desire to drop back-to-back defend the very first time in his profession.

Poirier enters into the trilogy with the utmost self-confidence provided the outcome of the previous conference, and hasn’t been reluctant to vocalize his self-belief entering into battle night.

McGregor stated that self-confidence is lost, nevertheless, and he means to provide “The Diamond” a disrespectful awakening on battle night.

“He talks some amount lately,” McGregor stated. “He’s going to pay for that, that’s for sure. That’s not going to be nice.”

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.