“He’s a Corpse, a Dead Body” – Conor McGregor Predicts Dustin Poirier Will Leave the Octagon on Stretcher at UFC 264

Published 07/08/2021, 7:05 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Conor McGregor prepares for his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is a beast! He knows very well how to get under his opponent’s skin before even entering the actual fight. In a recent interview, McGregor said that his opponent Dustin Poirier is a “dead body” and he’s gonna walk over him without a doubt.

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In his first official interview before UFC 264, McGregor talked to TheMacLife, where he was asked about his preparation for the third installment between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

‘The Notorious’ talked about some adjustments he had to make before his fight, but he seemed more interested in shattering Poirier’s confidence before the match.

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“I don’t give a fu** about him, to be honest. It’s just how I am. He’s a corpse, a dead body, a blank face that’s gonna get his a** whooped and took out on a stretcher.”

“You know, just focus. Keep the enemy in a suspended amount of terror. That’s it. Keep him in a suspense of terror. That’s it. He paid to see my work.”

Right now, the score between the two athletes is currently poised at 1-1. McGregor beat Poirier via first-round knockout at UFC 178 back in 2014 and lost to ‘The Diamond’ via second-round knockout at UFC 257 earlier this year.

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In the same interview, ‘The Irishman’, who talked about his fight camp before UFC 264, pointed out that he has analyzed his previous fights and has collected pointers from them.

He admitted that his fight camp for the second fight was much more boxing-centric, which hampered his MMA instincts. ‘The Notorious’ further added that it is now back to the basics, and he’s focusing more on his MMA approach.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Dustin Poirier 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)

“It’s what I always do. Analyze the fight–win, lose, or draw. And, you know, get back to the drawing board. Improve the what–the do’s, the don’ts, the what worked, what didn’t, etc. It’s what I do. This is my bread and butter…Just, you know, focus on mixed martial arts, first of all. It was an 85 percent camp for boxing, for Manny Pacquiao.”

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With only a few days remaining until the ultimate showdown at UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena, it will be interesting to see which of the two athletes gets inside their opponent’s head.

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Who are you rooting for in the trilogy? Sound off in comments below.

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