See how Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier have evolved on camera the past decade

Next week’s UFC 264 headliner includes 2 of the greatest stars in the sport.

Conor McGregor, it might be argued, is the greatest star in Mixed Martial Arts history. And Dustin Poirier has actually gone from competitor to champ-level to must-see TELEVISION, himself.

Nowadays, McGregor is called among the brashest talkers in the video game – an epic personality who likewise takes place to be among the world’s most affluent professional athletes. And Poirier, while relatively plainly on the humbler side of the line compared to McGregor, is adept at revealing himself, either.

However there was a time when they were simple infants in the Mixed Martial Arts world and still discovering their footing in front of the electronic camera. Still, looks of what they’d end up being existed when they will have their 2nd UFC battles.

On June 10, McGregor (22-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 10-3 UFC) rematches Poirier (27-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 19-5 UFC) in a trilogy rubber match at UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The primary card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Ahead of that extremely prepared for face-off, have a look at some classic interviews with Poirier and McGregor in the videos listed below.

Dustin Poirier: Might 2012

Poirier discussed how he concerned the UFC after the merger with the WEC, along with his struggling past prior to he entered into Mixed Martial Arts, in an interview prior to his very first UFC centerpiece. In Might 2012, Poirier combated “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, in a headliner in Fairfax, Va. And while he had his five-fight winning streak snapped, the “Fight of the Night” winner – which began the heels of a bonus-winning submission of future featherweight champ Max Holloway – sealed him as highlight-reel worthwhile whenever out.

Conor McGregor, August 2013

McGregor made his UFC launching in April 2013 with a bonus-winning knockout of Marcus Brimage. After that, the Irishman concerned the U.S. for the very first time in his life and checked out Las Vegas ahead of his very first Stateside battle versus Max Holloway in Boston. Take a look at his interview listed below, in which he speaks about his motivations, having no pressure, routines, his assurance he’d end up being a UFC champ and far more.

Photos: The Very Best of Conor McGregor

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Photos: The Very Best of Dustin Poirier

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Finest of Conor McGregor on Instagram

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.