Wow! Eminem Drops Epic New Video for Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier Fight at UFC 257

Published 01/03/2021, 6:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The UFC will kick off the new year with possibly one of the biggest fight cards of the year. UFC 257 features Conor McGregor as he takes on former rival Dustin Poirier in an epic rematch seven years in the making. ‘The Notorious’ is undoubtedly not only one of the biggest stars in the UFC, but in sports period.

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Every time McGregor fights, the eyes of the whole world are on him. People who do not generally follow the sport tune in to watch a McGregor fight. The same applies to celebrities as well. A fight card with Conor on it sees the who’s who of the country in attendance for the events.

Therefore, it is no surprise that for his fight against Poirier there has been a lot of hype building up to the fight three weeks out. 

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Read: VIDEO: When Anderson Silva was included in a song by rap sensation EMINEM

EMINEM jumps aboard the hype train for UFC 257

Rapper Marshall Mathers better known as EMINEM took to Instagram to share a video of the upcoming fight. The caption read, “Survival mode! #Higher #UFC257 @ufc @dustinpoirier @thenotoriousmma”

The video showed an epic promotional video for the upcoming fight with EMINEM’s song ‘Higher’ playing in the background. 

The rap star is a fan of the UFC and MMA, and has previously used MMA references in his songs. Most notably when EMINEM rapped about Anderson Silva and his broken leg in his rematch against Chris Weidman. 

UFC 257 is just three weeks out 

The highly anticipated return of ‘Mystic Mac’ is just three weeks away. The triple-header on Fight Island starts off with Max Holloway taking on Calvin Kattar and culminates with Conor McGregor taking on Dustin Poirier. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Conor McGregor punches Dustin Poirier in their featherweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A lot has changed since the last time the two men stepped in the octagon. One thing that has remained the same seven years on is that both men are widely regarded as two of the very best fighters, not just in their division, but in the UFC period. 

MMA fans could not have asked for a better way to kick off the PPV’s for 2021. 

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What do you make of the promotional video put out by EMINEM? 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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