In the past Dustin Poirier has admitted that Conor McGregor’s trash-talking got to him prior to their first fight back in 2014, which he quickly lost by TKO, but after avenging that defeat with a TKO stoppage of a much more mild-mannered version of ‘The Notorious’ back in January, ‘The Diamond’ is now prepared for his rival to go back to his old ways.
“The good thing about this one is if it’s crazy Conor again, I just don’t give a f*ck,” Poirier told ESPN. “I really don’t care. And in the last one too, if he’d have been crazy, I’d have been alright. Mentally, I’m not a kid anymore. I’m a grown man and I know what matters and I know what I can control. I just don’t beat myself up mentally like I used to with the critics. 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 in front of the world in Abu Dhabi. What can you say?”
Porier also responded to a recent comment from McGregor that, “the first one who shoots is a dusty bitch,” suggesting that the dare was a sign of weakness on the Irish superstar’s part.
“Isn’t he the one whose always preaching about the flow, the full martial arts, no holds barred, no rules, the ultimate fighting, when he’s talking about boxing and stuff, right?” Poirier said. “How about the first one to get taken down is dusty b*tch? This is mixed martial arts. Put it all together. It reeks of insecurity to me.”
McGregor has since fired back at Poirier’s comments as the rivalry between the two heats up ahead of their showdown in a little over a week’s time at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
“Best boxer, my ass! Shooting ass, shelling ass bitch,” McGregor wrote.
“Quick take for you and your team pal – You’s got pucked around in the clinch! Elbows, knees, shoulders, fists. Looking outside the cage for advice. #strikerturnedwrestler #dustybitch.
“3 fights against me for any man is an early grave. God bless.”