Poirier: I’m going to whup McGregor's ass

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                    <p>After some quick back and forth on Twitter, a matchup between Dustin Poirier and Connor McGregor was made for UFC 178. Poirier isn&#39;t exactly the biggest McGregor fan and at UFC 178 is looking for to putting a stop to his mouth, and his hype:</p>

“He just runs his mouth a little bit too much,” Poirier added. “He just kind of brings that kind of hatred towards himself. But, at the same time, people want to see him fight. So he’s doing a job of promoting the sport and the featherweight division. But he just got dealt a bad hand this time.”

Confident he’ll be the one to take the wind out of McGregor’s sails, Poirier explained why his will be hand raised at UFC 178.

“I’m the man – period. I’m the best in the division. I’m going to be the champion.”

“He’s just poking at something that doesn’t matter. When it’s all said and done – September 27 – me and Conor McGregor are going to step in. His fans can’t come with him. His coaches and friends can’t come with him. It’s going to be me and him and I’m going to whup his ass.”

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Very tough fight for McGregor, but McGregor's striking is better. He needs to keep his hands up higher and he will take it.

nope.

Diego put him on his arse in the first. Conor is going to put him to bed in the first.

McGregor by 1st round tko

Poirier wins. Faced and beaten much tougher competition and matches up well. I can see it going either way but I think this is a huge step up. Poirier keeps getting better at ATT and I think this is gunna be a damn good fight regardless. Phone Post 3.0

WAR DIAMOND!!! Phone Post 3.0

Can't wait for this matchup. I almost don't want Porier to end the hype. Love seeing McGregor hype fights. Phone Post 3.0

I don't see it, Dp was was dropped and taken down by an out of shape DB..if Diego Brando came in shape he prob would have finished Dustin.. Respectfully Phone Post 3.0

ShoreBreaker420 - I don't see it, Dp was was dropped and taken down by an out of shape DB..if Diego Brando came in shape he prob would have finished Dustin.. Respectfully Phone Post 3.0
My thoughts exactly.
On the other hand, Dustin wont give up as fast and will hang in there as long as he can so this promises to be an epic fight.
Still think Conors movement and skills will pick apart the diamond Phone Post 3.0

I don't want to see Dustin or Conor lose. Tough fight to call too.

Powerful DJH - Poirier wins. Faced and beaten much tougher competition and matches up well. I can see it going either way but I think this is a huge step up. Poirier keeps getting better at ATT and I think this is gunna be a damn good fight regardless. Phone Post 3.0

Who would you count as the much better competition he has beaten outside of Eric Koch?

Both guys have legit chances of winning. Dustin is better on the ground and could tap Conor (we dont know how good his ground is) but at the same time, Dustin is chinny, Diego and Akira hurt him, Conor is easily better than both of those guys on the feet

Diamond by sub..... Well I hope so Phone Post 3.0

Conor handled Brandao more easily. They both got the 1st round stoppage on Diego, but it was more one sided with Conor.

Very tough fight, I have poirier via a more rounded game, I don't think conor is going to finish this one Phone Post 3.0

Diamond via Darce choke perhaps. Maybe... Who knows. Impossible fight to predict IMO. It should be a great fight though.

Let's just try to cool down the "tough guy at the weigh ins" schtick, okay Dustin? Comes off like a cunt when he pulls that shit, IMO. Phone Post 3.0

I hope he doesn't cool down anything. Weigh ins between Dustin and Conor are going to be ridonculous.

Dustin in over his head here. This is one of those situations where the higher ranked fighter seems like the safe pick but as an mma fighter he's just....tough-that's it. Mcgregor is way more skilled where poirier is strongest. Phone Post 3.0