Dustin Poirier does not believe in the hype surrounding the hype behind Conor McGregor and does not see Conor McGregor as a legend.
“I think he’s bit off a little more than he can chew this time. I respect him as a fighter. He’s dangerous and has great instincts. That being said, I’ve been in there with the best guys, and I know what it takes to compete at this level. I’m going to be the first fight he’s ever been in, and I’m going to be very prepared.”
Conor McGregor (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) tries to continue his ten fight winning streak and get that very elusive 11 fight win streak against Cole Miller. In his last four fights this is how his history goes.
“He grinds my nerves a little bit, but I’m not going to jump off and pop up at everything he says. He’s does a great job at bumping his gums. I’ll let him do the talking, and if I feel like I need to reply to something, I will. Other than that, I’m focused on this fight, I’m focused on the performance, and when all this is said and done, it’s me and him, man-to-man, and we’re going to fight it out.”
McGregor made his UFC debut with a knockout of the night win over Marcus Brimage in April of 2013. Finally, he beat Max Holloway via unanimous decision in August. He then beat Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 in July of 2014.
“You guys built this guy into being a giant, so I’ve just got to go out there and slay the giant. It’s going to be glorious. This is a big fight for me, and I’m just preparing for this fight. I’m not looking past this guy. He’s dangerous, but I’m not drinking the Kool-Aid. He’s not the legend you think he is.”
UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada live on pay-per-view. The main event will be a rematch from a classic fight between Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier.