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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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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