More than a month after their battle at UFC 257, UFC athlete Dustin Poirier finally revealed what he said to his opponent, Conor McGregor, during their second fight.
A year removed from his fight against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Conor McGregor stepped inside the cage against a perennial lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier. It was supposed to be an easy night for Conor, who had already knocked out Poirier in the first round at UFC 178.
“The Notorious” was expected to win the Dustin Poirier rematch and fight Manny Pacquiao in a boxing ring.
Poirier, however, had different plans for Conor. After surviving the first round, “The Diamond” knocked out McGregor in the second round. Although the finish was spectacular, there were many moments in the fight that caught the fans’ eyes.
During the first round, McGregor and Poirier traded shoulder strikes. Yes, the same strikes that broke Cerrone’s nose in January 2020. During the exchange, Poirier appeared to have said a few things to McGregor. Unfortunately for the fans, Poirier’s words remained a mystery for a while.
Not any more! In episode #102 of the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, Poirier revealed what he said to McGregor during the fight.
“When we were hitting each other with the shoulders, I was having fun asking him — I think I told him, ‘How did you like that clavicle?’ Just messing around, you know? How did you like that clavicle?”
Don’t know what’s a clavicle? Well, it’s the collarbone. Per Britannica, it supports the shoulder.
Furthermore, Poirier admitted that McGregor’s shoulder strikes were better than his and gave his thoughts on a trilogy fight with Conor.
Dustin Poirier Expects Conor McGregor to be Better in the Third Fight
Leg kicks seemed like a massive vulnerability in McGregor’s game for a long time. However, nobody — including Dustin — exploited it until January 23, 2020. When Rogan asked Poirier whether he has the blueprint to beat Conor in the third fight, “The Diamond” said:
“It’s fighting, man. I don’t think you ever really — he’ll make adjustments. It’ll be a completely different fight. Like the first one and the second was different, the third one’s going to be different as well. Because I’m going to make adjustments as well. I gotta switch it up, keep things fresh, and keep him guessing.”
Dustin mentioned that June-July would be an ideal time for the trilogy. But if he gets the call early, he won’t hesitate from fighting as early as May.
While some fans would love to see these two compete for the undisputed lightweight title, Poirier stated that it can’t be justified. Nevertheless, Poirier also said he wouldn’t turn down a title shot against McGregor if it came his way.