‘Not McGregor Fast, McGregor Sleep’ – Dustin Poirier Silences Conor McGregor With a Hilarious Response at UFC 264 Press Conference

Published 07/08/2021, 10:53 PM EDT


We are just 2 days away from witnessing one of MMA’s biggest events of the year. The UFC 264 event is set to happen on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena. One of the greatest trilogy fights in UFC history will headline this event as Conor McGregor will face Dustin Poirier at the main event.

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Leading up to the fight, both fighters have been constantly taking shots at each other. However, that wasn’t the case when the fighters came face to face at UFC 257. During the whole build-up to that fight and even after the fight, both ‘Notorious’ and Poirier treated each other with respect.

However, during this pre-fight press conference of UFC 264, both fighters were taking shots at each other. Hence, a reporter asked McGregor about the same and questioned him about when and why did the switch from being nice to Poirier to taking shots at him happen.

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However, as McGregor was preparing to answer the question, Poirier quickly jumped in and said. He said, “Coz he got knocked the fu*k out. Not McGregor fast, McGregor sleep.”

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Poirier seems to believe that McGregor’s attitude changed because of the loss he suffered in his last fight. Many people believe the same as McGregor’s ability to unnerve his opponents before the fight has always helped him in having an edge inside the Octagon.

When did the animosity between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier re-ignite?

Just after the UFC 257 fight between McGregor and ‘The Diamond’ ended, they decided there and then that they will face each other in a trilogy fight soon. The relationship between the two fighters seemed to be one of mutual respect.

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However, it all changed after McGregor promised to donate money to Poirier’s charity. According to Poirier, McGregor’s team did not donate any money and even stopped responding to them after the fight. This is what led to the re-ignition of the spark between the fighters, and ever since then, they have been taking digs at each other at every opportunity.

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With the rivalry between Poirier and McGregor re-ignited, the UFC 264 event promises to be an epic clash. Hence, we as fans can’t wait for the fight to happen.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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