Dustin Poirier steals McGregor press conference with one killer line 2 months ago

Dustin Poirier steals McGregor press conference with one killer line

"In the build up to the last fight you were unusually kind to Dustin."

Conor McGregor has had some of the most memorable press conferences in UFC history.

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More often than not he comes out on top - the quick wit, the suit, the strut, the sunglasses, the attitude - McGregor controls the whole room.

In 2015 he verbally assaulted Jose Aldo, in a series of press events which clearly got the Brazilian champion so rattled, that he lasted less than 13 seconds after entering the octagon.

McGregor is purposely late, he swears and is deliberately obnoxious, never allowing his opponent to get a word in and he plays to the crowd the entire time.

However, during the final press conference before his rematch with Dustin Poirier, the US fighter who knocked the Irishman out on Fight Island delivered a killer one-liner.

"Conor, in the build up to the last fight you were unusually kind to Dustin," said a journalist in the crowd.

"Now it seems on [this] fight week, that it's the exact opposite, so where did that switch happen?"

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The quick wit and reflexes that the Dubliner usually relies on weren't as fast as Poirier's, who immediately interrupted the question.

"Because he got knocked the f*** out."

Ouch. Even the predominantly McGregor-based crowd couldn't help but cheer and enjoy the sheer savagery of the put down, and he wasn't done yet.

In reference to the Crumlin native's popular training programme known as 'McGregor FAST', the American fighter chirped in again.

"Not McGregor fast, McGregor sleep."

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Now the fans really lifted the noise, and much like the previous fight, there was a shift in momentum that led to Dustin Poirier coming out on top.

Poirier still highlighted how much that he respects his opponent and keeps reiterating that it's "just business."

"I don't hate anybody up here, I'm at a different place mentally.

"Respect to him and everything he has done."

 

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