‘Dusty Bit*h’- Conor McGregor Takes a Jab at Dustin Poirier Ahead of UFC 264

Published 06/18/2021, 7:47 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor enters the Octagon for his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Former UFC dual division champion and perpetual spotlight grabber, Conor McGregor, is gearing up to face Dustin Poirier in a blockbuster trilogy bout. The duo will headline the UFC 264 event set to take place on July 10, 2021, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

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Both maestros have secured a win each in their head-to-head. The latest one came for Poirier earlier this year at UFC 257 where he became the first person to hand the ‘Notorious’ one a KO/TKO loss. Their first encounter had gone in favor of the Irishman in 2014.

Besides sharpening his game prior to the trilogy, McGregor also has upped his ante with his social media warfare. He has been sharing his thoughts through various channels to show his preparation and also taking subtle aims at Poirier.

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Now, continuing the trend, McGregor again took to Twitter a shared an image of him on a Las Vegas billboard. He captioned it with, “First one to shoots a dusty bit*h.”

The tweet posted was a dig at Poirier’s strategy during their second encounter. It shed light on Poirier shooting for McGregor’s legs and hitching a takedown during the first round of their last encounter.

It took ‘Diamond’ 7 years to finally get a chance to avenge his previous loss. His plan was very simple, attack his legs, wear him down, and finally use his ferocious hands to seal the deal.

It was more of an even battle during the first round with Poirier using his leg kicks to great effect. In the second round, McGregor failed to address the leg kicks, and ultimately his leg froze, restricting his movement. Poirier took advantage and connected with a few jabs to put McGregor to sleep.

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McGregor (22-5) has featured in a handful of matches in the last 5 years. Prior to his loss against Poirier, he made a successful comeback to the octagon against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The ‘Notorious’ one picked up a TKO win over ‘Cowboy’ 40 seconds into round 1.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Poirier (27-6) will head into the battle on the back of two successive wins. Prior to his win against McGregor at UFC 257, he went through a grueling bout against Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12. The ‘Diamond’ eventually scored a unanimous decision win.

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However, neither he nor McGregor can rest on their laurels ahead of UFC 264. ‘The Notorious’ has certainly upped his trash-talking game. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see if Poirier responds.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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