’25 days I finish the job’: Conor McGregor posts ominous warning to Dustin Poirier as he vows to KO American in UFC 264 trilogy boutConor McGregor has promised to knockout Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight McGregor suffered a second round knockout defeat on Fight Island in January The Irishman is determined to avenge that result and ‘finish the job’ in July The Notorious says he is confident and claimed Poirier has ‘awoken a beast’
Conor McGregor has promised to ‘finish the job’ when he takes on Dustin Poirier in their UFC 264 trilogy fight next month.
The Irishman, who won the first bout between the pair in 2014, will face his rival for a third time in Las Vegas on July 10.
McGregor suffered a second round knockout defeat by the American when they met on Dana White’s Fight Island in January and he is determined to avenge that result.
Conor McGregor has vowed to ‘finish the job’ when he takes on Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight at UFC 264
The 32-year-old posted a photo of him landing a shovel hook on his rival, alongside the caption: ’25 days I finish the job’.
McGregor was gracious in defeat five months ago and praised Poirier for his performance.
‘I’m gutted, it’s a tough one to swallow,’ he said after his defeat on Fight Island.
‘I felt stronger than him, but his leg kicks were good. I didn’t adjust. My leg was badly compromised, I’ve never experienced those low calf kicks, and I wasn’t as comfortable as I needed to be.
McGregor was gracious in defeat when American beat him on Fight Island in January
‘I have no excuses. It was a phenomenal performance by Dustin. I have to dust it off and come back. I need activity, you don’t get away with being inactive in this business.’
The Notorious knows the pressure is now on but has insisted he feels confident, claiming Poirier has ‘awoken a beast’.
He told Fox Sports: ‘All the marbles are on the line.
‘I’m here training very, very hard. I’m about to go for my second session of the day. I’m in great condition already.
‘I beat him in the original bout [in 2014]. I lost in the rematch. And then we’ve got trilogy, I’ve got a few little adjustments to make.
The Irishman insisted he feels confident and has claimed Poirier has ‘awoken a beast’
‘I feel very, very confident. I’m very focused and driven.
‘And I’ll go in there and put on one hell of a performance and get it back on July 10th.
‘July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and fully!
‘They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there. You’ve awoke a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers.’
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