At UFC 257, former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will face former champion Conor McGregor in the pay-per-view main event on Fight Island.
The two fought in 2014 at featherweight, but their careers - while both successful in their own ways - have gone in different directions. In this interview with Morning Kombat (CBS Sports), Poirier reflects on what went wrong in their first meeting, why he's ready for the rematch, what lessons he's learned over the years especially through losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Johnson, training around Covid concerns, why a belt should be on the line, plus what Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson showed him and much, much more.
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That one loss was only because of bad positioning, and it happened to strike the back of your head when you were starting to duck or sink down a little.
One of those equilibrium things! Look again and slow it down if you haven't already and you will see that.
I will be rooting for ya!
Hopefully he won’t sell the fight for his charity, otherwise he’ll beat him!
Is Conor in his head
Diamond... Created in intense heat and crushing pressure, time to shine once again my man
More like a deer caught in fog lights
Wow!.. I could only stand 5 minutes of this!.. Conor is going to spark him soo bad! Dustin - “this is just another fight” No mate your dealing with a egomaniac millionaire with incredible movement and agility and fight IQ looking to prove his worth once again! Might put a G on Conor, Bless Dustin he’s like a blonde bimbo
luke thomas is super annoying.! and dustins gonna win. go poirier!
you will win dustin
The truth is: By the time you master anything, is about the time your body is expiring and ready for retirement.
Don't like Connor but he's sleeping Dustin
Dustin is true class , How can you not like him. I not only hope and pray he beats lucky charms , I hope he schools him. Beat his face to a bloody mess. Break him. Tire him out and destroy him. Oh duuu yea I can’t stand lucky charms. Cocky Ass hole. If I was 30 years younger I’d step in and give him a shot . Disrespectful POS. I’d love giving him one of my front kicks and fold him over like a tin can. Then crush him.
The guy on the left blinks wayy to much and now that I've noticed it I can't look away.
he will get is ass kicked from Conor and I dont even like Conor
Aiii terrible same questions put differently - cannot finish
If Dustin wins, y'all think there should be a rubber match?
Sending luck ☘️Dustin all the way from
Losing to Conor was the best thing that happened to him, he appreciates the hardest tests now...it will be a totally different fight this time, Conor will still win, but it's gonna be a war, like Diaz/McGregor 2 I think
Dustin deserves the money fight. And hes one of the best lw in word, this is gonna be good
Luke Thomas does not ask great questions and has a huge ego
Dustin shocking the
Dustins face is full of nerves
Some of you seem to not realize RDA got chewed up at a presser by Conor. Hence the reference and the qualifier 'for as long as it lasted'. See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx6GqIHG3-4
This interviewer looks Asian asf
Porier is a stoic. Makes sense, a good philosophy for him!
P head is a dead man walking
Man I would love to see poirier win but conor is a very good fighter,just hope it's a great fight!!!!!
is it just me or does Luke come across a bit backhanded/condesending in this interview? like he wants to gobble mcnuggets nuggets.
When he said 30 years from now he will talk with his daughter and she will say wow you were fighting in the Conor and Khabib area. It really made me think. Im 25 years old now, and training a lot. One day if I/we get to grow old I will sit and watch Dustin interviews and remember how he was in the interview when he were young, and by that time I will be old too. Like I have been watching Mike Tyson interviews all these years. hearing a veteran talk. We are all the same (no shit), but it just made me see things very clearly. We all have one life and times is passing for everyone, all of us are in the same game. fighting for our dreams and having or creating families. It gave me motivation seeing him for what he is just a young man, which have been on huge platforms which most of us dream. Maybe I don't go to ufc, but in some way we still share something when you have been following someones career for many years, and see them become old. its like a friendship which only one of the two people know of. Crazy comment but it really change my perspective
Dustin is great
My prediction is McGregor finishing Dustin probably in the middle or late rounds
Man that’s disrespectful to Micheal Johnson that fight was 50/50 at the time people forget how highly rated he was at lightweight also Calling Diego Ferreira the Brazilian guy when he’s a top 15 fighter smh Luke other than that good interview
Conor = eu welfare beta forever
Team Diamond all the way
Dustin looked horrible in the first fight facts
Big Conor fan but man you cannot dislike Dustin
Who’s gonna win?
Seems like he gives Conor too much respect and losing mentality like Khabib said.
Congrats Dustin..welcome to red panty night!
Why he get that hat tho?
GSP cut weight down to 155 is bull shit . That’s just not fair.
It's hard not to like this guy, I'm on the fence for this one, may the best man win.
Great interview once again by Gerry Adams
The guy from catfish?
Look Dustin is good but connor is a different monster and his better than before....Good luck all I can say!!!
C, D and Lots of Zinc Dustin
Roger that stepping stone for the mac man himself.to get back to a title poriors words.
Dustin will get a nice payday but he won't last very long
Top questions and knowledge as always Luke - can’t wait for the fight!
Dustin won’t be the same after this loss. Just stick to hot sauce man! Hot sauce is great
Biggest fight of his career? Ha you can see it in dustin's face, when he said this. What about khabib luke ? Dustin biggest fight was against khabib by a distance. It was for a belt a champion defended. He was the one who left McGregor sitting on the floor with his mouth wide open, regretting his life choices.
Super genuine guy no bullshit..
I'm a big Conor fan but I gotta say it'd be pretty amazing to see Dustin go out there and beat him. Dustin has worked so hard. You can tell from his evolution and progression. Good luck to both men. I believe this fight will be much much more competitive.
You dustin, I’ll bet whatever you want you get knocked out inside two you bum.
Dustin my friend if you didn't fight one more fight and ended your career today, you would be a legend yourself. Win or loss against Conor you will still be a legend of the sport.
NOONE WILL BEAT KHABIB ANYWAY
Come on Dustin!
"I don't want a lighter load I want a stronger back"
Go Dustin, we really want you to win, and beat this Connor "Sucker Punch Old Man" TapGregor. Even if you lose, you are still the better man with a better attitude.
Dustin is too nice... He beat Dan and he’s a great fighter . Conor is sooo good, point accurate .
Dustin is such a nice guy.. it's unfortunate that he must go to sleep again
“He's a quiet little hillbilly from the back arse of nowhere. His cousin is probably named Cletus.”
Ur coming to submit conor. Or loss.
I'm so sick of these know it all wannabe mma guys that have never been in a fight in their lives critiqueing pro fighters...or any fighters for that matter. Smh
got to love this guy. no matter who you are backing on Jan 23
Please Dustin, get that belt. You deserve it.
I like Dustin, he has evolved alot, but without the threat of a takedown for a serious caliber wrestler , McGregor will easily demolish Poirier. I think Conor toys with him at first and then TKO's him
But where did he get that hat tho
Not to nitpick but you kept saying "Habib" it's KABIB
DUSTIN BECAME A REAL MAN, SO HUMBLE, CARING, GOOD HEARTED, ETC ETC..IN THE END HE MADE THIS FIGHT HAPPEN, NOT THE UFC. THEY STARTED TALKING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND IM 100% SURE ALL THE CHARITY AND GOOD THINGS DUSTIN WAS DOING, WAS THE MAIN REASON CONOR CHOOSE TO FIGHT HIM EVEN IF UFC DIDNT AGREE AS THEY ORIGINALLY PLANNED IT TO BE A PPV EXHIBITION MATCH WHERE CONOR DONATES $500K TO DUSTINS FOUNDATION, AND RESPECT TO CONOR, HE STILL WILL. I DONT THINK HE WILL DO GREAT VS CONOR, BUT HE IS A WINNER IN LIFE AND WILL BE FINANCIALLY SET, BE ABLE TO DO MORE CHARITY, AND BE HAPPY LONG AFTER HIS FIGHTING CAREER, WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT.
"How does feel to get your ass kicked?"
"How did you show your face again after being embarrassed like that?"
"When you think about your losses..how do you feel?"
Wtf..this dudes a dick head. Dustin handled it well.
I'm supporting McGregor, have to support my fellow Dubliner. But Dustin is very likeable and a very impressive fighter. It's insane. Just rewatched his fight with Hooker. Explosive. He's a great contender to McGregor and wish both fighters their best of luck with their training and fitness. Going to be a great fight.
Luke is certainly one of the very best MMA journalist. It's a pleasure to experience a lifetime work in this interview
Poirier forgot to mention red panty night.
Conor has a point to prove still. He's still salty after that Khabib mauling and he's probably heard the rumors of Cerrone takin a dive a million times. He's gonna try to KO Dustin with the quickness next month.
Once khabib retires the next cjampion will have 1 thing in common " THEY TAPPED LIKE CHICKEN ''
He’ll get KOed again.
Hard to ever root against u Dustin.may the best man win
25 minutes life is fair
By far the single most sleazy boring emotionless journalist out there, always talks and spits like he is chewing on dick with the worse most shallow provocative and meaningless questions out there, someone need's to rip both his arms out and shove them simultaneously up his ass maybe then he'll finally realize that he is nothing but a weak bitch that should show respect to fighters.
"when dustin wakes up with his nose plastered on the other side of his face he'll know its not all talk"
show some more respect to the fighters unless they show a reason not to - dunno if this interviewer does it consciously or not ; it’s not cool
Don't you just love this dude?
Guy looks like What would be born after a sloth had sex with a koala bear.....and then put glasses on it.
Getting strong know-it-all neckbeard vibes from this interviewer. Acktchually
Don't use acrimonious in everday conversation unless your trying to show off
Luke looks like man_beaver
Would have thought his biggest fight was for the belt, not a revenge with Conor,hope he can be the first to KO him
Dustin will make history this time!
Class act.. he deserves it
Very good honest interview especially on Justin and tony and himself.
I thought the biggest fight of Dustin’s career was for the LW Championship vs. Khabib. Now, if we’re talking his biggest money fight of his career, hands down it will be. I’m a Louisiana boy and I don’t think Dustin gets passed CMG. Just like I knew CMG wouldn’t get passed Khabib. It’s a croc of crap that this contest won’t be for the LW title being that Khabib tossed his gloves after the Gaethje fight and said he is done. Not fair to the two fighters, the rest of the LW Division and last “The Fans” that the belt is being held up.
Luke Thomas is a cook
hes scared wow
This should be a title fight, if is ridiculous that it is not .
Gotta have respect for Dustin. Unfortunately, he is gonna get whopped again just like the first fight
“I don’t want a lighter load, I want a stronger back" This kid’s mentality is inspiring !
this guy Poirier has become one of my Favorites fighters.. and a good interview.. as well..
Dustin gets his bitch ass starched again. Khabib literally fucked him up the ass. Career over bruh. Stick to your wack ass charity
regarding the gaethje fight with khabib i was more impressed with gaethje lack of ground game than khabibs quality.
Sure like this fighter Dustin would make a great