Irish mixed martial artist (MMA) Conor McGregor tried to punch American Dustin Poirier in a clash of views ahead of UFC 264. Instagram-channel.
Out of himself McGregor tried to kick the opponent, but did not reach Poirier. The fighters were immediately divorced by the president of the promotion, Dane White, and the organizers of the tournament.
During the press conference, the Irishman and the American had a verbal skirmish, according to the MMA Fighting portal. “I see in front of me a person whom I have defeated, and I know that I can win again,” Poirier said. McGregor interrupted his rival: “On Saturday night you will be walked like a dog in this octagon. You’re just a little bitch. Your wife is your husband ”and called the American“ stupid redneck ”.
McGregor is once again trying to hurt his opponent. Earlier, he published an audio message, where he calls Poirier a “redneck.”
The fight on July 11 will be the third fight between Poirier and McGregor. They first faced off in the UFC Octagon in 2014. Then the victory was celebrated by McGregor. In the second fight in January 2021, Poirier took revenge, and the Irishman suffered his first knockout defeat in his career.