‘Some of the Stuff He Said Is Crossing the Line’ – Dustin Poirier Looks Back at Conor McGregor’s Trash Talk Leading Upto the Trilogy

Published 08/17/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier prepares to fight 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 Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier faced each other for the third time at UFC 264. Poirier won this fight via a 1st round TKO (doctors stoppage) to claim the trilogy by 2-1. This fight was one of the most anticipated fights of the year and even though the fight lasted just 1 round, it was a treat to watch.

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While the fight was entertaining and provided fans with excitement till it lasted, the thing that caught the attention of everyone was McGregor’s trash talk towards Dustin Poirier. Even during the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, McGregor started commenting on Poirier’s wife and was also pushing for a 4th fight.

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Now, during a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Poirier was asked about the same. Helwani asked ‘The Diamond’ about how he felt after the fight ended and ‘Notorious’ started his trash talk. Poirier replied, “I felt like I just won. It is what it is. What a promoter the guy is, sitting there holding a gumpy leg and setting up fight’s and still talking trash.”

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Poirier also did not dismiss the idea of a potential 4th fight with McGregor completely. He said, “Hey let the guy recover and get healthy and come back, we’ll see what happens. But I felt like I won the fight, that’s the feeling I got immediately after.”

Dustin Poirier believes Conor McGregor crossed the line at UFC 264

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Leading up to a fight, various fighters often take digs at each other and get involved in banter. However, many believed that McGregor crossed a line with his trash-talk towards Poirier’s family.

When ‘The Diamond’ was asked whether he believes McGregor crossed a line this time. He said, “I mean, for sure, some of the stuff he said is crossing the line. But this is a fighting game and I don’t write the rules. I just go in there and punish people for talking, and that’s what happened.”

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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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