The trilogy match between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier is right around the corner, the fight is headlining the main event of UFC 264, and this has really turned into a grudge match.
Right after losing the rematch at UFC 257, Conor McGregor made it very clear that he is going to drop that “nice guy” persona and become the evil Conor that we all are familiar with. There has been a lot of back and forth during the build-up of this one, and this time Conor has taken it on another level.
In an interview with, The MacLife, he said, “He’s a corpse, a dead body, a blank face that’s going to get his ass whooped and taken out on a stretcher.” Even the UFC president Dana White thinks Conor is really focused this time, and he is taking this fight seriously, White believes he really does feel like the old Conor.
In the same interview, Conor added, “We are just focused on mixed martial arts, first of all. It was an 85 percent camp for boxing, for Manny Pacquiao, that’s how the fight came about. It was going to be a charity event, not even under the UFC banner. It was just because he was a southpaw and I felt a bit of pity for him and whatnot, so I’d help him out. And that’s it. It went the way it went and I got a setback in there, but setbacks are a beautiful thing. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success, I say, and it’s put me right where I need to be.”
“That world title will be contested in the Allegiant Stadium,” Conor McGregor is chasing the lightweight title
McGregor is already looking past Dustin, he has his eyes set on the lightweight title and has already chosen a venue for the title match against Charles Oliveira, when asked about when he would like to face Oliveira, he said, “I feel maybe Christmas time, December, I don’t know, we’ll talk afterward.”
“But that world title will be contested in the Allegiant Stadium here in Las Vegas, I would imagine so,” McGregor said. “I like the look of it. It’s called the Death Star as well, and that’s what I’m feeling like right now — a Death Star.”
Talking about his fight against Poirier, he said, “Every shot I have thrown in this camp is a kill shot, so that’s it. I’m going to kill this man. Just a slaughter and a play with a scared little boy. He’s fighting scared like he always does, like they always do against me, so now I’m going to play with the little boy, play with me food, and then just devour it.”