Whilst the regard ranges have risen immensely forward of their UFC 257 key function bout, the mood was quite tense prior to Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier’s initially meeting extra than 6 several years back.
McGregor and Poirier achieved in a featherweight matchup at UFC 178 in September 2014 and, as most of McGregor’s fights have been in his career, it generated a ton of buzz in the build. “The Notorious” took the up coming stage in the direction of superstardom on that evening in Las Vegas when he place Poirier away in beneath two minutes with a devastating and precise striking assault.
While the verbal barbs had been aplenty major into the matchup, the UFC unveiled a online video by means of their Twitter site previously this week of their alleged to start with conversation throughout UFC 178 combat 7 days.
UFC 257 will just take place on Jan. 23 and it will be the initially appearance for McGregor in over a year. The former featherweight and light-weight champion returned to the octagon for the 1st time in 15 months this previous January when he completed Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds. Prior to that, McGregor was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a grudge match at UFC 229.
Poirier has discovered achievements in his individual ideal due to the fact his loss to McGregor and grew to become the interim lightweight champion soon after he defeated Max Holloway at UFC 236. “The Diamond” would go on to get submitted by Nurmagomedov in a title unification bout 5 months later on before bouncing back again with a unanimous selection win in excess of Dan Hooker in June in just one of the best fights of 2020.