Breaking News! Conor McGregor is talking trash about his upcoming opponent.
That’s right, the Irish bad boy is at it again. McGregor, who is currently riding a 3 fight win streak in the UFC, will face fellow featherweight Dustin Poirier who happens to have an identical streak going. The two will meet in the octagon at UFC 178 on September 27. in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Tuesday at a UFC 178 media event, McGregor took it upon himself to try and throw some more “intimidating” comments at Poirier.
“This is who I am,” McGregor said. “I like to look good and whoop ass. It’s what I do best. I’m not trying to be nobody but me and on Sept. 27, I’ll rip Dustin’s head clean off. It makes no difference that it’s a little pea head.
“Dustin’s all talk. Dustin thinks it’s all talk, but when he wakes up with his nose plastered on the other side of his face, he’s going to know it’s not all talk.”
McGregor didn’t limit his trash talk to Poirier, because where’s the fun in that? Instead when asked about Dennis Siver’s recent comments about Mcgregor not deserving the ranking he has, Notorious had this to say.
“My thoughts on Dennis Siver are: He’s a midget German steroid head,” McGregor said. “That’s my thoughts on him, so I don’t have any thoughts other than that. … But if you think I celebrate No. 9, you’re highly mistaken my friend. I don’t give a s–t about rankings. As far as I’m concerned, I’m No. 1. And when Dustin’s head clatters off that canvas, they’ll realize. They’ll realize pretty soon.”
Then he was asked to evaluate Poirier as an opponent.
“Don’t get me wrong; I like the kid,” McGregor said. “He’s a quiet little hillbilly from the back-ass of nowhere. I’ve nothing against the guy. I’m sure he grew up in a circus or a farm. He’s a nice little kid. His cousin is probably named Cletus or something.
“I don’t know. He’s a nice kid, but his chin is getting cracked, and it’s going to be cracked early.”
McGregor expects this fight to go his way (duh) and sees it being a one-sided fight (of course he does).
“His chin is deteriorating,” McGregor said of Poirier. “Every single contest he gets in, he hits one knee. A gust of wind, and he does the chicken dance. Coming up against me, that’s not going to be good.
“I’m going to crack him with a jab and he’s going to wobble, and I’m going to put him away early. It’s going to be a first-round KO. Mark my words.”
There you have it ladies and gentlemen. According to Mcgregor, Poirier is a hillbilly who grew up in a circus with a cousin named Cletus and will apparently be doing the chicken dance.
(Transcript props: MMAJunkie)