Dustin Poirier Says He’ll Fight Conor McGregor Again: “In The Octagon or on The Sidewalk”
By FCF Staff
Dustin Poirier now holds two wins over Conor McGregor, but it certainly sounds like his issues with the star are far from over.
Poirier faced the decorated fighter at UFC 264 on Saturday and won the highly anticipated bout via TKO. At the end of the opening frame, which had seen Poirier control much of the action from the top position, McGregor appeared to snap his leg.
Leading up to the fight, McGregor repeatedly insulted Poirier, included the latter’s wife in his trash talk, and claimed he was going to kill the fighter. Following the loss, he insulted Poirier’s wife again.
As a result, while talking to the media afterward, Poirier made it clear he’s more than willing to fight McGregor again (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“Conor said some nasty stuff that didn’t make it on Embedded,” Poirier said. “Maybe when the behind-the-scenes for this fight airs, you’ll see him on the ground still saying some really bad stuff. But even that stuff being said, I don’t wish serious harm like that on nobody. The guy’s got kids. I want him to go home safe to his family. I pray before these fights.
“We are going to fight again whether it’s in the octagon or on the sidewalk. You don’t say the stuff he said. … My wife is solid as a rock. I’m not worried about that. That’s noise. He was saying he was going to kill me. You don’t say stuff like that – that he was going to murder me. You don’t say stuff like that. You don’t say stuff about people’s wives either, but I know that that’s zero-chance. There is a chance somebody could die. You don’t say that. You don’t wish that on anybody.”
Following the event, UFC President Dana White also called for a fourth fight between Poirier and McGregor. But, White acknowledged that McGregor could be sidelined for some time and alluded to Poirier fighting in the interim.