Poirier recently spoke to comedian Theo Von on the This Past Weekend podcast, and he revealed his gory wish for UFC 257. If you have a weak stomach, you might not want to see what he had to say, and you definitely won’t want to watch Poirier meet McGregor in the octagon next Saturday. But if you’re diehard UFC fans, Poirier’s comments will surely fire you up for the much-anticipated rematch.
Dustin Poirier got embarrassed by Conor McGregor in 2014
Back in 2014, Dustin Poirier was already an established winner in the UFC, while Conor McGregor hadn’t yet seen his meteoric spike in popularity. When the two first met in the octagon in September of 2014, the bout wasn’t even the main event of the UFC card that night. Both Poirier and McGregor were working their way up the featherweight division, and the winner would be in the driver’s seat for an upcoming title fight.
The bout started as a standing boxing match, with both fighters trading blows for the first minute. But just before two minutes had passed, McGregor connected on a devastating left hook that sent Poirier to the ground. McGregor jumped toward Poirier and started pounding on his head, which prompted the referee to stop the fight.
Poirier has a chance at revenge
Since their first meeting in 2014, McGregor has gone 6-2 in the UFC and won three title belts, while Poirier has gone 10-3 and won just one belt. Both fighters lost to undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission along the way.
This Saturday, Poirier will have a chance to exact some long-awaited revenge on his UFC rival. Poirier and McGregor will square off for a second time on Jan. 23 at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Coverage of the event will begin at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.
Dustin Poirier has a gory wish for UFC 257
Ahead of his rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 257, Dustin Poirier appeared on the This Past Weekend podcast with Theo Von to talk about the fight. His goal for the bout could be out of a horror story.
If you’re talking about game plan, what I want is for both of us to be dripping blood and hurting and suffering early in the fight, then we can find out who’s the real fighter. That’s what I want. I want to be bleeding with a minute off the first round clock. I want us both to be bleeding and really have to dig down and see who’s the better fighter and see who really wants to be in there, because I don’t have a safety net. I want to be in there and I know that. I know that and I’d like to find out if he does.Dustin Poirier
Jeez. Tell us how you really feel, Dustin.