The most anticipated event of this year, UFC 264 was headlined by the main event between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier 3, the fight had an extremely anticlimactic ending as Conor broke his foot in the very first round, and Dustin was declared as the winner.
Soon after their fight at UFC 264, Conor passed on some incredibly humiliating comments at Dustin’s wife, and now Dustin has addressed his comments for the first time, Dustin said, “That was a little surprising. But this guy will go as far as—There’s no boundaries to this man’s talking and hype and stuff that he will do. I was surprised that with the broken leg he was sitting there still talking, but the things he said, I wasn’t surprised because he was talking crazy all week.”
Dustin said he didn’t realize that Conor’s leg was broken, and he is pretty confident that he would have finished Conor had they gone into the second round, he stated, “Fighting is kind of, when you’re in the moment, in the eye of the storm, it’s kind of crazy, so I didn’t know his leg broke because we both were punching at the same time. He went down and I started punching him. I didn’t know his leg was broke until the bell rang and I started walking away and he was sitting on his butt, kind of holding his leg, and I saw that there was no—That his ankle, that his leg was kind of hanging.”
Dustin Poirier thinks Conor McGregor just made up this “bad guy” persona, and he is really into this act
Conor’s behavior towards Dustin in their second fight and the third fight was very different, and Dustin thinks Conor’s “evil persona” is just a made-up one, and he’s just playing his part, “I think most of it,” Poirier said. “Ninety percent of it, ninety-five percent of it is. He’s an incredible entertainer that gets people interested in pay-per-views, that gets people interested in whatever product he’s coming out with next. And one of the best promoters that’s ever done it. I’ve never seen a promoter promoting something, lining up the next fight, sitting there holding a broken leg. It’s crazy.”
Dustin also believes that Conor’s pre-existing injury was just another excuse from him, “I can’t say if he did or did not have. You know in your phone, you can save your camera, like a file with pictures? He might have had a file with a bunch of ankle-wrapped up pictures that said ‘Plan B.’”