‘We Put on Airplane Mode’- Dustin Poirier Warns Conor McGregor if He Brings His ‘Crazy’ Version

Published 07/01/2021, 2:51 PM EDT
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)


UFC veteran and former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will lock horns with his rival Conor McGregor at UFC 264. The epic trilogy clash will headline the event on July 10, 2021.

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In their first clash in 2014, McGregor beat the ‘Diamond’ via a crushing KO. The latter returned the favor 7 years later at UFC 257 when he became the first man to beat the ‘Notorious’ one via KO/TKO.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over 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)

The defeat was a huge setback for McGregor, as he wasn’t able to counter Poirier’s continuous leg kicks. Ultimately, his mobility in the second round was hindered, and Dustin went on and put him to sleep.

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Compared to 2014, the fight that happened earlier saw a more friendly nature of McGregor towards Poirier. The former is known to bring out a ‘crazy’ side of him whenever he steps out to fight against an opponent.

Recently, Poirier appeared for an interview and put out a warning towards the ‘Notorious’ one. “The good thing about this one is if it’s crazy Conor, I just don’t give a f*ck,” he said.

“I really don’t care… I’m not a kid anymore. I’m a grown man and I know what matters and I know what I can’t control and you know I just don’t beat myself up nearly I used to with the critics.”

He further added he is pretty sure it’s going to be crazy Conor again.

He added, “You got knocked out last time …we put on airplane mode in front of the world.”

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor- eliminator for the title

Poirier (27-6) sacrificed his title opportunity to face McGregor for the trilogy. It’s a known fact that what could have prompted Poirier in doing so.

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However, after he beats McGregor for the second time this year, it’s a given he would be going after the title. The same goes for McGregor as well, just like Poirier, we could see him cash for the lightweight title next.

The match is certainly one of the biggest of the year. Poirier would look to extend his domination in the roster and McGregor meanwhile would be out to silence his critics.

What did you make of Poirier‘s warning to McGregor?

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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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