Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) only in the near previous acknowledged McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) “reeks of insecurity” after the weak two-division UFC champ made a comment dauntless his opponent to steer clear of capturing for takedowns after they meet in Saturday’s headliner.
That didn’t sit down with McGregor, who acknowledged he’s prepared and willing to compete with Poirier in each living after they conflict for a 3rd and lope final time at T-Mobile Enviornment in Las Vegas. The fight airs on pay-per-glance following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
“(I’m going to) give him a good head kick,” McGregor acknowledged one day of an Instagram Dwell Q&A on Saturday. “There will seemingly be loads of weapons produced on the night, that’s for particular. He wants blended martial arts? He’s going to accumulate it.
“I’ve been busy placing in the work. Chubby point of curiosity, absolutely immersed in blended martial arts. It’s been nothing but blended martial arts, so I’m ready to assign on a display.”
McGregor insists he’s trusty when he talks about his level of commitment to this fight. Following his 2d-round TKO loss to Poirier of their 2d assembly at UFC 257 in January, UFC president Dana White puzzled how devoted McGregor can in actuality be when he’s so financially profitable, and has already done so necessary in the fight sport.
In accordance to McGregor, nonetheless, he’s been ready to dig down and accumulate the inducement he desires to thrive at UFC 264. Piece of that has been limiting media duties in repeat to stop locked in on coaching.
“That you would be able to perhaps also buckle down and do YouTube and scrutinize every interview in the guide,” McGregor acknowledged. “I’ve acquired a job to carry out right here. I’m support on the build. That’s the style I’m feeling right here with this. Straight support on the building build.”
For McGregor, there doesn’t seem to be any lack of drive going into this fight. He doesn’t favor to attain out on the losing conclude of the series with Poirier, and additionally has no favor to fall support-to-support fights for the principle time in his career.
Poirier comes into the trilogy with the utmost self belief given the final end result of the old assembly, and hasn’t been hesitant to vocalize his self-belief going into fight night.
McGregor acknowledged that self belief is misplaced, nonetheless, and he intends to give “The Diamond” a excessive awakening on fight night.
“He talks some quantity lately,” McGregor acknowledged. “He’s going to pay for that, that’s for particular. That’s no longer going to be nice.”