‘You’ve Awoken A Beast’-Conor McGregor Warns Dustin Poirier Ahead of Their Fight

Published 05/06/2021, 12:02 PM EDT


UFC lightweight behemoth Conor McGregor is gearing up for his monumental clash against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The headlining event will be the third overall meeting between the duo and the second this year.

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The ‘Notorious’ McGregor, apart from his preparation, has been busy in his rant over social media where he is seen sharing his opinion on various things and also taking a dig on someone whenever he intends to.

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Recently, he took to Twitter and shared a post describing his motivation to fight and also took a dig at Poirier describing him as a clown.

 “July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and fully! They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there. You’ve awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers,” he said.

This is not it. Earlier he had shared a video of him dominating an opponent and had captioned it, “Watch me open up the arts and puck these peasants around. Starting July 10th.”

McGregor fought Poirier at the start of the year and was determined to pick yet another victory over him. Little did he know Poirier could put up an excellent leg striking display and end his reign of not losing by KO/TKO.

Not only that, but he also broke McGregor’s leg, which forced authorities to suspend the latter on medical grounds for 6 months.

Recent stats of Conor McGregor

The dominant word associated with McGregor has somewhat dwindled in recent times. He has won only thrice in his last 6 fights and lost to some of the biggest names in the business.

As mentioned earlier, he lost his rematch against Poirier at UFC 257 earlier this year. Before that, he had picked up a TKO victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. This match was his first in two years.

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McGregor faced Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The match was the biggest in UFC history as it brought the most pay-per-view buys for the promotion. The match had an intense build-up, and it was hard to choose the winner before the fight. Ultimately, ‘The Eagle’ prevailed over the ‘Notorious’ and handed him a submission loss.

The trilogy bout between Poirier and McGregor has a lot at stake for these men. Poirier squandered a chance of becoming the lightweight champion, whereas McGregor has some lost grounds to recover. Who will prevail between the two modern-day legends?

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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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