“That Was a Full Knee Right to the Rib” – Dana White Stunned After Getting Kicked by Conor McGregor During Faceoff

Published 07/10/2021, 12:40 PM EDT


Just a few hours remaining from the biggest fight of 2021, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met in a traditional face-off before the match. Conor was being himself and tried to kick Poirier; instead, Dana White caught the kick in the middle.

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Although the kick did not seem to hit cleanly, UFC president Dana White and security immediately separated the fighters before they engage any further and risk their bodies before the final battle.

White later revealed that McGregor had hit him with his knee, hunting his ribs.

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“That was a full knee right to the rib,” Dana chuckled “I knew he was gonna kick too because I had his hand. I knew he was gonna fu***ng kick.” 

A sign of relief after this incident was that Dana was still smiling and did not seem injured.

 

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Conor McGregor has gone berserk for his main event at UFC264, he has reportedly spoken about killing ‘The Diamond’ inside the cage, he has even stated that his Dustin’s win during their second bout was just luck and he was not out for long.

The Notorious‘ has just crossed every boundary there is, in order to play with Dustin’s mind. Dana White even said that the “old” Conor McGregor is back, and is more focused this time.

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)

Can Conor McGregor back it up inside the cage?

The Irishman has been very secretive about his fight camp for this fight but he admitted that he kept it secret just to keep the enemy in fear.

Dustin Poirier (27-6-0) is currently enjoying his best winning record since 2017 with seven wins and one loss. The only loss came through the hands of former champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov who is now retired.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier points at 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 Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Meanwhile, Conor has had rough recent years. His most notable defeat was against Khabib back in 2018, where he challenged the Russian for the title but lost the match through a submission.

Now, with all of it behind Conor looks more focused than ever, and has claimed that he has focused more on mixed martial arts with better training from his head coach John Kavanagh.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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