‘There Will Be Blood Spilled’- Conor McGregor Ready for Dustin Poirier

Published 01/15/2021, 5:34 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks to the media at the post fight press conference after his 13 second knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight championship fight during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The buildup for the second fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has been very different from the first fight. ‘The Notorious’ is known for his psychological warfare and has an uncanny ability to get under his opponent’s skin and go into the fight, one-up on his opponent. He displayed this extremely well in 2014. 

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During the buildup, Conor relentlessly talked trash and taunted Dustin at every opportunity he got. He was able to get under his skin, and that was apparent from the very first exchange during the fight. However, this has changed in 2021. 

Read: Conor McGregor admits to weight cut issued before Khabib Nurmagomedov fight 

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Conor McGregor speaks on his approach towards the rematch with Dustin Poirier 

During a recent interview, the reporter asked Conor about his upcoming bout against Dustin Poirier. He said, “I am very happy to share the octagon with Dustin, who is of the same mindset (giving back to the community). It’s going to be a good bout. Similar with Donald, there will be blood spilled, but it will not be bad blood.

The lead-up to a Conor McGregor fight involves a lot of trash talk, which has become one of the things that fans have come to love. However, for his last fight, as well as the upcoming fight, the buildup has been extremely civil. 

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Both men have grown and matured a lot since the last time they faced each other, and that has been on display. It is also well known that ‘The Notorious’ will be helping out Dustin Poirier’s charity ‘The Good Fight Foundation’ which he runs alongside his wife by making a sizeable donation. 

The money will surely help the foundation and Dustin plans on utilizing it for the betterment of society. It will be interesting to see if Conor will be the same for all his fights moving forward or if he has adopted this approach because he respects the opponent standing in front of him at UFC 257 

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What do you make of the new approach by Conor McGregor? Do you prefer the version of Conor McGregor that talks trash? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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