Despite losing his last fight to Dustin Poirier by TKO in January, Conor McGregor appears to be supremely confident that he’s going to beat him in their highly-anticipated trilogy encounter at UFC 264 on Saturday night.
“He’s a corpse,” McGregor told The MacLife. “A dead body, a blank face that’s going to get his ass whooped and taken out on a stretcher.”
So, what’s happened in the past six months that’s reinforced McGregor’s belief that he can avenge his previous loss to ‘The Diamond?’ McGregor says it’s his laser-focused training camp that’s the big difference from last time out.
“[We] just focused on mixed martial arts, first of all,” McGregor said. “It was an 85 percent camp for boxing [before UFC 257], for Manny Pacquiao, that’s how the fight came about. It was going to ...
“That’s not going to be nice.”
Conor McGregor has promised to punish Dustin Poirier for his comments in the build-up to their rubber match at UFC 264 next Saturday night.
Poirier has given his fair share of interviews in recent months and discussed his trilogy fight against McGregor at length during a conversation with ESPN last week.
Poirier mocked McGregor for his stance on takedowns and suggested that the Irishman “reeks of insecurity” going into their third and likely final bout, with the score standing at 1-1.
Quick take for you and your team pal – You’s got pucked around in the clinch!Elbows, knees, shoulders, fists.Looking outside the cage for advice. #strikerturnedwreslter #dustybitch https://t.co/LstFtSylOb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) Ju...
Israel Adesanya dominated Vettori at UFC 263 Saturday night, earning a unanimous decision to remain undefeated in the middleweight division.
The crafty UFC middleweight star left no doubt in the rematch, pummeling Vettori with a flurry of kicks to the head and legs to defend his title.
Adesanya (21-1) kept out of reach from Vettori's powerful punches most of the night and used his feet effectively, keeping the Italian fighter off balance.
The Nigeria-born New Zealander won 50-45 on all three judges' scorecards in the third full-capacity UFC event.
"I'm slowly starting to accept it as a great performance, but right now, I just wanted to punch him in the face more, but credit to him and his boxing coach, I'll say they improved their boxing a bit, so I think they thought tha...