The UFC 264 press conference has come and gone, and it was as lively as you would expect it to be when Conor McGregor is involved.
Dustin Poirier may be widely beloved among most MMA fans but when McGregor supporters are in the building, it’s a different story. There were cheers for the Irish superstar and jeers for Poirier, and plenty of antagonizing from McGregor. He crudely said of Poirier, “Your wife [Jolie] is your husband” and chanted “Jolie’s wife!” multiple times during the presser. Poirier rather dryly responded “You used to be better than that.”
At the end when it was faceoff time, McGregor threw a kick towards Poirier that didn’t land, but it’s nevertheless a presumptive reference to the success Poirier had kicking Conor’s calves in the second fight.
Watch the video of the faceoff and Conor’s kick at the top of the page.
McGregor and Poirier will do some kicking for real when they fight on Saturday, July 10th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It is expected that the winner of the main event will challenge for Charles Oliveira’s lightweight title.