Dustin Poirier Wants Conor McGregor to Be ‘Dripping Blood’ at UFC 257

Published 01/08/2021, 5:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dustin ‘The Diamond‘ Poirier finally has his chance at redemption later this month, as he faces ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor in a rematch. The pair fought at UFC 178, back in 2014, where McGregor won by finishing Poirier inside 2 minutes, in a featherweight contest.

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Both fighters have held UFC gold since their first contest and have evolved. Hence, it is believed that the second contest between the two top current lightweights will be much different. Ahead of their fight at UFC 257, Poirier revealed his game plan and had some choice words for his Irish counterpart.

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In an interview with Theo Von, the Louisiana native revealed, “Yeah, I didn’t even get to fight you know, the fight didn’t even get to blossom you know. But that’s fighting anything can happen under those lights. I want if you tell him a game plan and what I want is for us to both be dripping blood and hurting and suffering early in the fight. He then we can find out who’s a real fighter. You know, that’s what I want.

I want to be bleeding. With a minute off the first round clock. I want to us both to be bleeding and really have to dig down and see who’s the better fighter, see who really wants to be in there. You know, because I don’t have a safety net. This is I want to be in there. Yeah, and I know that I know that, and I’d like to find out if he does,” added ‘El Diamante’.

Dustin Poirier has the chance to shock the world

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The former interim lightweight champion has the odds against him yet again. But a fighter like Poirier embraces being an underdog and proving the doubters wrong.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 13: (L-R) UFC President Dana White places the interim lightweight championship belt on Dustin Poirier after defeating Max Holloway in their interim lightweight championship bout during the UFC 236 event at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Should Poirier beat McGregor, it will be the biggest win of his illustrious professional career. He recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary of being a UFC fighter. Despite fighting twice for UFC gold, there is no doubt this is the biggest fight in Poirier’s career.

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Can ‘The Diamond’ make Conor McGregor a bloody mess at UFC 257? Are we in for a shock? Let us know.

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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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