Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier press conference: what was said, highlights, and confrontations

Will Gittins

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Poirier vs McGregor: live online official UFC 264 press conference

Did you see anything in the stare down? "Yeah, fragility"

With that, the press conference is over

A lively meeting between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor has whet the appetites of UFC fans around the world with a thrilling clash expected on Saturday. McGregor had appeared more reserved in the pair's last fight, which Poirier won to equal the Irishman's earlier win. 

All eyes will be on the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas for the final installment of the triology...

Here's the full footage of the face-off between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier...

And McGregor launches a kick!

As the two men faced off either side of UFC president Dana White, the purple-clad Irishman lashed out with his left foot, catching Poirier on the leg. With that the face-off is promptly called off and McGregor strolls down from the stage with a flourish, to cheers from the crowd

Questions over, it's now time for the face-off with tensions already running pretty high...

McGregor says he loves the pain of training

McGregor to be a billionaire by 35

 A journalist asks Conor McGregor how long it will be until he is a billionaire. The Irishman, who is now 32-years old, answered confidently that he will become a billionaire before his 35th birthday. 

"Scraps, fights, that I've been doing my whole life and that's what I love to know.

"I don't give a b*****s about [the mental side of the fight] just get me in the ring with him."

Connor McGregor , UFC 264

McGregor is feeling confident ahead of UFC 264

"He's not even in the same stratosphere as me, he looks frail now at this weight."

Conor McGregor, UFC 264 press conference

"It's always good to be back home to the fans in Las Vegas."

Dana White, UFC 264 press conference

It's kicking off at the UFC press conference

We've got plenty of action already from the UFC 264 press conference as the two men face off ahead of Saturday's showdown...

"Shut your mouth you little fool I'm going to dance on your head.

"He's done here, this is it for him. It's on now, Saturday night he's getting walked around the octagon like a dog, and then put to sleep."

Connor McGregor, UFC Press Conference 264

"For me the aura's not there anymore. He's still a very good fighter but I see a man here in front of me that I've defeated, and I will defeat again."

Dustin Poirier, UFC 264 Press Conference

McGregor rocks a purple tartan suit for press conference

Dustin Poirier is going abit more casual with a tropical-looking shirt and a pair of jeans. Both men now on stage with McGregor prowling around his opponent and singin to the crowd. Security personnel may have their work cut out this evening....

AND WE'RE LIVE

Dana White has taken the stage in Las Vegas to open the press conference of "one of the most thrilling triologies in the history of UFC". It looks like McGregor will be first to enter the stage...

Jake Paul has his say on McGregor and Dana White

The outspoken YouTuber-turned-boxer has spoken out about some of the biggest names in UFC, launching an attack at Connor McGregor and UFC President Dana White. Paul mentions the prospect of co-promoting a fight against McGregor in the future but the Irishman has remained unswayed by Paul's advances in the past. 

What happened in the first two installments of the Poirier - McGregor trilogy?

Poirier vs McGregor press conference live stream up and running

The YouTube stream for the much-anticipated pre-fight press conference ahead of Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor has now gone live, with action from Las Vegas coming up shortly. We'll be bringing you all the latest from the T-Mobile Arena as it happens. 

Third time's the charm for Poirier vs McGregor

In the final installment of a thrilling trilogy, Conor McGregor will fight Dustin Poirier on Saturday evening, and their re-fight press conference is expected to begin in the next couple of minutes...

Just minutes to go now...

"You can tell Conor has lost “it"... He no longer speaks from a place of authenticity and you can tell he’s trying to convince himself of his own lies."

"He takes offence to everything now; he’s bathing in his own insecurity’s, when we fight I will further expose him for the fraud he is."

Jake Paul, YouTuber, internet personality and professional boxer

Crowds gather for McGregor - Poirier press conference

Fans are entering the areana for the hotly-anticipated McGregor - Poirier press conference live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. We'll be providing blow-by-blow coverage of the event, which is scheduled to go live in just 40 minutes. 

T-Mobile Arena in Vegas expecting capacity crowd

The 18,000 capacity venue on the Vegas strip expects a full house for Saturday's UFC 264 card.

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UFC coach Firas Zahabi tips Poirier

“I think this is an incredibly difficult fight. Fifty-fifty but I'll pick Poirier, and I think Poirier’s going to take him in round three, and he’s going to do the same thing he did before.

“He’s going to kick the leg, he’s going to injure McGregor a little bit on the leg, and then he’s going to put the hands on him. It’s going to be a trench war - and Poirier’s gonna put him away.”

Speaking to Tristar Gym’s YouTube channel ahead of the fight, Canadian-born fighter Georges St.Pierre said that he expects the popular Irishman to prevail.

“I think McGregor is very good in rematches - and I think he’s going to have the victory. I think he’s probably going to win in the second round by knockout.”

The McGregor hype machine!

 

Should anyone be lucky enough to be in Vegas this weekend, a very limited number of tickets are available for UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena but from our investigation, the limited view tickets start at $1200!

Saturday's Vegas bout will be the third time that McGregor and Poirier will fight. As it stands, the historical fight between these two is one a piece. Before they meet in the ring, they will see each other tonight at a fight press conference for the pre-bout comments and jibes.

Both fighters and UFC chief Dana White will address the gathered media ahead of UFC 264 which will go ahead at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Nevada) next Saturday.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the official press conference ahead of Saturday's fight between American Dustin Poirer and Ireland's Conor McGregor.

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