- Dustin Poirier is so angry at Conor McGregor’s death threats that he said he’ll break his other leg.
- McGregor lost at UFC 264 in Las Vegas, but said after the bout that he’ll kill Poirier in his sleep.
- “What are you doing, bro?” Poirier told BT Sport. “That’s disgusting.”
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The lightweights fought for a third time Saturday at the UFC 264 event inside a raucous T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Though McGregor led the rivalry with a knockout win in 2014, the Irishman has now slipped behind after Poirier finished him in the second round of their rematch earlier this year, and then the first round on July 10.
McGregor’s latest defeat was ruled a doctor’s stoppage and a technical knockout as the fighter suffered a broken leg, and was therefore deemed in no fit state to continue.
Despite the conclusive loss, McGregor delivered a wild, disturbing, and frenzied rant while he was lying on the canvas, unable to stand up.
He continued to berate Poirier, claim that the American’s wife, Jolie Poirier, tried to privately message him on social media. He was even heard apparently threatening to kill Poirier in his sleep.
Poirier told BT Sport later that he was bothered by all the “death talk.”
He said McGregor was “sitting there on the mat, with a broken leg, telling me he’s going to kill me still. Like, what are you doing, bro? That’s disgusting, man. I’ll break his other leg.”
It was not the only controversy, Poirier claimed.
Analyzing his win, Poirier said he felt like he was “in charge of the fight,” and that McGregor’s injury was caused by him checking one of his opponent’s kicks.
“Better him, than me,” said Poirier.
He added that he was able to have his way with McGregor when the fight was on the ground, throwing elbows, and showing patience.
However, he said that he got up from the ground position because McGregor was cheating.
Poirier claimed that the Irishman “had three fingers inside of my glove, and he’s pulling me into up kicks – cheating, doing what Conor would do.”
The victory was Poirier’s 20th in the UFC, and he will now be thrust into a UFC lightweight championship bout against current titleholder Charles Oliveira.
The 70kg bout will likely take place before the end of the year.