Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Official for UFC 178

July 22, 2014
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Conor McGregor Celebrates - UFCVidUFC featherweight Conor McGregor will return to action at UFC 178 on September 27 to take on No. 6-ranked Dustin Poirier. UFC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.

McGregor (15-2) is riding an eleven-fight winning streak. He last fought on July 19, defeating Diego Brandao by TKO in the first round.

Poirier (16-3) last competed on April 16, finishing Akira Corassani by TKO in the opening moments of the second round. He’s currently riding a three-fight winning streak.

Following McGregor’s win at UFC Fight Night 46 over Brandao, Poirier quickly took to Twitter to call out the Irishman and said he wasn’t impressed with his performance.

 

McGregor addressed the possibility of a fight against Poirier during the UFC Fight Night 46 post-fight press conference, saying Poirier doesn’t want to fight him.

“That would be perfect for me. I already know that guy does not want to fight. His teammate Cole Miller, they’re from the same camp, pulled out of the fight he was scheduled to be here to compete tonight, he pulled out. You’re trying to tell me Dustin Poirier, top 10 guy, and Nik Lentz, a top 10 guy, both of whom had no fights scheduled didn’t know about Cole’s injury? They would have known before the UFC would have known. They would have heard that Cole was pulling out before the UFC would have heard. And yet nothing — they didn’t campaign for it, this is a main event slot, one of the fastest selling, it’s a big, big event, but yet there wasn’t a peep out of both of them,” McGregor said.

“I know he doesn’t want that fight. He can pretend that he wants the fight and send out his little tweets about this and that, but let’s do it. One by one I will take every single one of them out — if next in line is Dustin, that’s no problem.”

Now it’s a done deal.  UFC 178 is headlined by a rematch between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.  Their first meeting at UFC 165 was named the 2013 Fight of the Year.

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  • Sir Thomas Price

    Hell yes! this is going to be a good fight. The Diamond and Matt Brown are currently my favorite fighters and they both have great fights coming up! Conor is a great fighter but I think Poirier is going to end The Notorious’ win streak! Welcome to the UFC.

  • Timothy Malone

    “it’s a big, big event, but yet there wasn’t a peep out of both of them”

    It was a Fight Pass event specifically catered to the small country of Ireland. Poirier has fought on PPV main cards. Conor is lucky Dustin is giving him this opportunity.

    • deepgrim

      in all reality at this stage connor has more hype than dustin so i dont think you can say he is lucky to getting the fight, plus its #6 v #10 and the fight makes sense

    • TheCerealKiller

      If it’s a fight pass thing again, I’ll be sitting in the firstrowsportshd… just sayin.

  • mmalive

    Mcgregor better find a place to hide. Porier is going to send him to night night. and END the Irishman hype. In the process giving Mcgregor the beating of his life.

  • uf@c.com

    conor is not top 10 ! stop this bs !

    porier will finish him !

  • Lt. Dangle

    This fight is gonna be nuts! Poirier is a beast, but if McGregor can beat him then the hype is definitely justified.

    • Truthcore

      100% agree. My sentiments exactly.

  • otto

    dont mind the trash talking Connor is doing, they all do it, although hes taking it to another level, my only issue with him, is when he loses, and he will, whether it be to porier or not, he best be humble in defeat, if he isnt, then hes a jackass for real and will wish a beaten on him by every opponent he meets, humility is a huge facet of MMA competition, looking forward to this one, will rent