Win or lose, UFC fighters aren’t always known for their incredible grace and humility. One of the biggest nights for UFC happened this past Saturday, July 10. The two infamous lightweight champions Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier went head-to-head for the third time during UFC 264. They were tied one-to-one from the previous matchups.
The rivalry has now come to a possible end. Dustin Poirier beat McGregor after a first-round stoppage. Conor McGregor stepped back awkwardly and ended up breaking his left fibula and tibia. Although this was meant to be the deciding fight that would put to rest who was the best-of-the-best, now there seems to be a lot of unfinished business once again.
The rivalry is as alive as ever, especially for McGregor.
Conor McGregor Threatens Dustin Poirier’s Family
As he was being put in a cast, McGregor barked over at Poirier aggressively “this is not over.” Despite the injury, Poirier was dominating the fight prior to the fall. A fourth fight could happen, but McGregor is sidelined on crutches for six weeks as he undergoes surgery.
While the rivalry lives within the confines of the UFC ring, it appears to be far more personal than that. A new video shows the ringside conversation between McGregor and Poirier, where McGregor got scary intimate with the other fighter.
A new video with a new angle shows Conor McGregor threatening Dustin Poirier outside of the ring.
He states, “In your sleep, you’re getting it, in your sleep you’re dead, you and your Mrs, it ain’t over.” He then points a finger gun to his head. He’s seemingly threatening both Dustin and his wife, Jolie.
Dustin Poirier has mentioned the conversation in a press conference after the fight. He referred to McGregor’s comments as “disgusting” and not a good look for the sport overall.
“He was sitting there on the mat with a broken leg telling me that he was going to kill me still, like what are you doing bro? It’s disgusting man,” Poirier said.
Deleted Tweets from McGregor
Even UFC President Dana White saw the trash-talking as a step too far.
“I don’t like that. Yeah, that’s not good. Leave people’s families and wives and all that stuff out of it. Family has nothing to do with it,” White said post-fight during an interview.
After the fight, Conor McGregor went on a long, now-deleted, Twitter tirade related to his opponent that defeated him. He wrote “I’m a nasty dude I promise you” followed by “I’m a dangerous man.”
He even posted a photo of Poirier’s daughter with the word “gonezo,” which essentially means “goner” or “doomed.” In addition to bringing his child into it, McGregor again mentioned his wife during the Twitter tirade.
“Hey you guys! I don’t want to associate any negativity with my foundation so I’d like to take this chance to apologize for Dustin’s wife trying to message me privately on Instagram,” McGregor also wrote.
He also sent a video message telling Dustin to “celebrate that illegitimate win” and also that the “second round would have shown all.”