Dustin Poirier is not finished with Conor McGregor.
Although ‘The Diamond’ beat ‘The Notorious’ in Saturday’s UFC 264 main event to close out their trilogy series 2-1, Poirier wants to run it back with McGregor one more time to teach the Irishman some respect and put the final nail in the coffin of his career.
Poirier wants to make McGregor pay for the death threats he made before and after the fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where the latter threatened to kill Poirier and his wife Jolie in their sleep.
“We are going to fight again whether it’s in the octagon or on the sidewalk,” Poirier said of McGregor at the UFC 264 post-fight press conference (h/t MMA Junkie). “You don’t say the stuff he said. … My wife is solid as a rock. I’m not worried about that. That’s noise. He was saying he was going to kill me. You don’t say stuff like that – that he was going to murder me. You don’t say stuff like that. You don’t say stuff about people’s wives either, but I know that that’s zero-chance. There is a chance somebody could die. You don’t say that. You don’t wish that on anybody.”
Poirier beat McGregor via first-round TKO (doctor stoppage) after the former UFC two-division champion suffered a gruesome leg injury at the end of the first round. McGregor underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles on Sunday, “where doctors inserted a rod in his tibia and his fibula was fixed with plates and screws.”
Poirier is 2-1 against McGregor and is the only fighter to finish the Dubliner in back-to-back fights.