‘There Will Be a Lot of Weapons’- Conor McGregor Warns Dustin Poirier Before UFC 264

Published 07/04/2021, 5:58 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 22: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives prior to the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


As UFC 264 draws closer, the war of words between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is heating up. This time around there will be no cordial handshakes or exchanging of hot sauces and whiskey bottles. Ahead of his third and possibly last fight against Dustin Poirier, fans will most likely get to see the trash-talking no hold-barred version of Conor McGregor. 

Ahead of the fight, McGregor took a few minutes to go live on Instagram and answer a few questions from his fans. One fan commented, “Give him a proper head kick.”

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‘The Notorious’ responded, “There will be a lot of weapons. There will be a lot of weapons produced on the night for sure. He wants mixed martial arts, he’s going to get it.” 

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Things are getting heated between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier 

‘The Notorious’ recently put out a tweet suggesting that the first fighter to shoot for a takedown is a ‘Dusty b***h’. It was a sly dig at Poirier who went for a takedown early in round one in their second fight earlier this year.

‘The Diamond’ was not very happy about the comments. He said, “How about, the first one to get taken down is a dusty b***h. This is mixed martial arts, put it all together. It reeks of insecurity to me.”

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McGregor, who is not known for having the best gas tank, has had endurance issues multiple times in his career. Therefore, Poirier adopted a good game plan of securing a takedown early to wear down Conor McGregor and deplete his gas tank. However, ‘The Notorious’ did well in the grappling exchanges and was not completely dominated on the ground. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland. Prepares to fight Dustin Poirier 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 Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Going into the third fight, Poirier will most likely try to take McGregor down as the billboard would not have affected his mindset in any way. However, it will be interesting to see how ‘The Notorious’ copes with takedowns this time around at UFC 264

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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