Dustin Poirier Responds to Conor McGregor’s Comments on Twitter

Published 04/07/2021, 1:37 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Poirier prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier took to social media and shared his enthusiasm to scrap against Conor McGregor in their rubber match. It came out recently that the famed trilogy will headline the UFC’s July pay-per-view event. Both parties have signed the contract, and the aforementioned lightweights are gearing up for war.

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Chiefly, Conor McGregor let out an affirmation of his preparation and left no doubt that he’ll come well prepared. Furthermore, he did a deep dive and explained that his approach for the trilogy fight will be like his early career preparation. Dustin ‘The Diamond’ took notice and came with a response to McGregor’s statements.

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Given the way he performed in the second fight, Dustin Poirier will enter the rubber match with a chip on his shoulder. He showed a fresh look to McGregor that allowed him to implement a well-crafted game plan. What’s more, he’s known to enter the octagon, all guns blazing, and will continue with the same approach when facing the Irishman once more.

UFC 257 rewind: Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor

The trilogy fight will probably be one of the best-selling events in UFC history. There’s a lot on the line for both parties who are looking to make their mark on the sport. What’s more, the victor will probably walk into a title fight opportunity against the winner of Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira. The prospect of a title shot and bragging rights has made the rubber match extremely intriguing.

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There is speculation amongst fans that the third fight will play out much as the second fight. Dustin Poirier looked to get into close range on Conor McGregor and began chopping away at his leg. With McGregor’s base highly compromised, Poirier moved in for the kill and secured the TKO.

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)

The scrap was the first time that the Irishman had ever been TKO’ed via strikes in his storied MMA career. He sustained limb destruction and is now aiming to make adjustments just a few months from his last performance. However, regardless of the outcome, there’s no doubt that the aforementioned pay-per-view event will be a box-office success for the organization.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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