Dustin Poirier wasn’t impressed with Conor McGregor’s trash-talk and antics at the UFC 264 press conference on Thursday.
Ahead of UFC 257 in January, Poirier and McGregor were very kind to one another. However, ahead of the trilogy, the rivalry is back as the Irishman has taken several shots at Poirier. Yet, for “The Diamond” he says he saw a guy who was unsure of himself and trying to hype himself up.
“For me, smooth sailing, man,” Poirier told ESPN on how the press conference went. “I felt like I saw a guy who was unsure of himself, scared, trying to hype himself up. I felt good. … I feel like he has to work himself up to be that guy, and I am that guy. I don’t have to do that. I know if he would have gotten close enough, he would have seen it – and that’s just it. I know who I am. I don’t have to be crazy.
“I knew he was going to be acting crazy. But to see him in the flesh, it just made me feel good because he has that little guy, not that guy he used to be, I feel – through my eyes, anyway.”
After the back-and-forth at the press conference, as they were facing off, McGregor threw a kick at The Diamond. Unfortunately, Poirier says it hit Dana White and not him, but he doesn’t care as he says he will be the one doing the real kicking on Saturday.
“Dana said he got kneed in the stomach – the shot hit him,” Poirier said. “That’s cute, man. Have fun. I’m going to be doing the real kicking on Saturday night.”
UFC 264 goes down on Saturday, July 10 from the sold-out T-Mobile in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have their highly-anticipated trilogy match.