By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor showed much respect for each other in January. However, in the past several months, something changed.
There was no respect on Thursday when the two fighters tried to square off with one another. McGregor tried to kick his counterpart in front of the UFC boss Dana White.
“It’s straight business,” Poirier said.
McGregor then called Poirier a b*tch. He also smack-talked Poirier’s wife during the press conference.
These two superstars will square off with one another on Saturday night at UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This is the trilogy fight between the two men.
Poirier, passed up a lightweight title shot to pursue the trilogy with McGregor, so the stakes are high for this one and according to SportsBettingDime.com He is the favorite of the fight with odds at -134.
McGregor won the first meeting in 2014 by a first round knockout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Poirier won in January at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi by a second round knockout.
In the January event, McGregor had serious problems with Poirier’s leg kicks.
Poirier brings a 27-6-1 record into the fight. McGregor has a 22-5 mark.
The Louisiana native has won his last two fights. In addition to defeating McGregor, he also defeated Dan Hooker by unanimous decision.
“The Diamond” has won 13 fights by knockout. He also has seven wins by submission and seven more by decision.
“Notorious” has won 19 fights by knockout. He also has one submission and two decision wins.
He is 1-3 in his last four fights. This includes his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
The only win during this stretch is a January 2020 win over Donald Cerrone.
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