Since Conor McGregor became an MMA phenomenon, many athletes want a piece of Irish legend. On the next 23rd, at UFC 257, Dustin Poirier will have the dreamed opportunity to exchange forces against the Irishman for the second time in his career. After defeat on the first attempt, the American does not hide his excitement and promises a violent confrontation in the biggest event of the month.
“If you are talking about strategy, what I want for both of us is that we are dripping blood, hurting, and suffering at the beginning of the fight. There, we can find out who the real fighter is. This is what I want. I want to be bleeding in the first minute of the first round, ”said the American, to ‘This Past Weekend’.
Defeated by McGregor in 2014, when they were still in the featherweight (up to 65.7 kg.), There is no doubt that Dustin, today, is a different fighter. Since then, the athlete remains in the lightweight elite and has even won the interim division title. Thus, the reunion with the ‘Notorious’, will say a lot about the evolution of the two combatants.
“I want us to be bleeding and we need to dig deep to see who is better, who would like to be there more because there is no safety net. I want to be there and I know it. I want to find out if he (McGregor) wants it too ”, finished.
Current number two in the category ranking led by Khabib Nurmagomedov, Poirier has not performed since July 2020, when he overcame Dan Hooker in one of last season’s most exciting fights. McGregor, for his part, will make his return to the octagon after a year away. In his last appointment, the Irishman ran over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.