Conor McGregor Warns Dustin Poirier-Says Anyone Who’s Fought Me Thrice Has Had an ‘Early Grave’

Published 07/02/2021, 9:09 AM EDT
Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; Conor McGregor prior to facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor returns to action at UFC 264 as he is set to take on Dustin Poirier in the trilogy fight next month. The duo has the score set at 1-1 between them currently. McGregor has a knockout win over ‘The Diamond’ dating back to 2014 at UFC 178. Poirier leveled the tally with his own spectacular finish at UFC 257 earlier this year.

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Both men will look to settle the score between them once and for all. Ahead of the context, McGregor took to Twitter recently to give a chilling warning to his opponent. “3 fights against me for any man is an early grave. God bless,” wrote the Irish superstar.

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Both fighters are considered two of the best ever to do it in the history of the UFC. While their first fight took place at the featherweight division, the second one was at the lightweight division. The third fight is set to go down in the 155 lbs division as well.

Many touted that McGregor is on borrowed time at the top after his loss in January. It was the first time he has been finished by strikes in his MMA career. However, ‘The Notorious’ will look to prove his doubters wrong yet again.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier points at 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)

Whether the Irishman can alter the outcome next month remains to be seen. But the build-up to the trilogy fight promises some heat exchanged between the duo, unlike the second fight.

Conor McGregor is training with the McGregor FAST program

McGregor is training with his own McGregor FAST program ahead of the important contest. “At the McGregor FAST fighting corner tonight. Seeing whose putting in that real work! Great job everybody! @McGregorFast,” he wrote in another post.

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He is currently busy preparing for the fight. One can expect the former two-division champion to be more focused than ever as he looks for redemption.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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