Conor McGregor (Conor McGregor) is usually an eccentric person. He was exceptionally wise and respected at a press conference on Thursday, for his performance of UFC 257 with Dustin Poirier in the United Arab Emirates this Saturday. Prepare for battle.
The 32-year-old Irishman paid tribute to Poriye (26-6-1) for his decisive demeanor, saying that he “stands up to become a champion”.
McGregor (22-4) recalled the first duel between the two fighters on UFC 178 in September 2014. A man nicknamed “Notorious” then passed the knockouts in less than two minutes. Give to the opponent in the first round.
“Not enough,” McGregor said of the time of the first fight. I think I can hit him and hurt him as soon as possible, but I hope this will be a beautiful and long battle. “
As far as Poirier is concerned, he describes himself as a very different fighter from 2014.
“I don’t care what people think now. I was worried before. Now I don’t care. Poirier said, this is my super strength. We have been facing each other for six years. You must continue to develop to stay ahead of your department. It lasted so long.”
“All the work I put in, I try to make it profitable,” Poirier continued.I work hard to improve my family situation […] I know what it means to beat Conor McGregor in fighting sports. This fight is worthwhile, and this is what I want to fight for. “
At the press conference, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White, was apparently asked about the champion Habib Nurmagamedov, who might retire and face the winner of the Saturday duel.
“We will first see what happens this weekend,” White replied simply.
McGregor strongly hopes that Nurmagamedov will decide to retire in order to get revenge. The Irish were defeated by the Russians in 2018.
McGregor said: “The world knows that this battle is not over yet.” The war is not over yet. Sports need to do this. However, if he doesn’t want to, I won’t chase him. I will stay calm and move on. “
The UFC 257 Gala, including the final between McGregor and Poirier, will be held in the lightweight competition, and the final will be broadcast live on Indigo at 10pm.