VIDEO: Behind the Scenes Video of When Conor McGregor Met Dustin Poirier for the First Time

Published 06/30/2021, 12:15 PM EDT


Conor McGregor’s coach reposts a nostalgic video posted by UFC on their Twitter account. The video shows a brief encounter between McGregor and Poirier ahead of their first match at UFC 178. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are all set to clash inside the octagon in a most anticipated trilogy fight at UFC 264 on 10 July 2021.

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As both the fighters prepare for the main event, John Kavanagh, who is is the coach of ‘The Notorious’ shares UFC’s Tweet with the caption, “Say ello to the bad guy”

 

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The video shows both the fighters starring at each other in the hotel lobby before their fight at UFC 178. This video left the combat fans nostalgic, and many quickly reacted to the video. The video also served as a great insight into how the fighters reacted before the first fight as fans are eagerly waiting for the trilogy fight.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor was on an amazing eleven-win streak when he first faced the American inside the cage at UFC 178. McGregor successfully continued his win streak by defeating Poirier in the very first round of the bout via knockout.

However, the tables turned when both the men clashed again in a rematch at UFC 257. ‘The Diamond’ retaliated this time by stopping McGregor in the second round of the fight via Knockout. This win made the score even for both the fighters as they now have one win over each other.

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Therefore, UFC president Dana White did what is best for the business. He set up a trilogy fight between both the fighters for a clear result. White knew this trilogy fight will garner a lot of attention from combat fans around the globe as the rematch sold over 1.6 million pay-per-views.

Meanwhile, the trilogy has a lot more on the line. A win in the fight can also decide the next prospect for the welterweight gold. This is probably the last time we see the combatants battle inside the octagon.

What do you make out of the video? Who do you think is going to win the much-anticipated trilogy fight? Let us know in the comment section below.

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