McGregor: ‘Poirier’s gonna wake up with his nose plastered on the other side’
“For me it’s all these little featherweights who are crying like girls – why is he getting the headliner in his hometown? Why is he getting on the best card of the year? For me, I’m in shape 24/7, 365 days a year, and I show up for fights. I don’t freeze, I come forward and I put people away. I know myself and they know who the new king is. There’s a new king in town.”
Ahead of his upcoming scrap with Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor told the UFC on FOX sports crew just what he plans to do in the coming days, months, and years as a UFC Fighter.
McGregor on his fight in Ireland: “It was the best UFC event in history in atmosphere-wise. Now it’s on to Vegas on September 27, Dustin Poirier and I’ll put him away in one round and move on the crusade of eliminating this whole featherweight division one by one.”
McGregor on Poirier: “I have nothing against him. He’s a nice, humble hillbilly kid from a back town, but I have nothing against the guy. He has nothing for me. Coming against me, it’s not going to be a good night for him. When he wakes up with his nose plastered on the other side of his face, he’ll realize this is the next level guy. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what they think.”
The two fight on the UFC 178 main card next month in Vegas.