At a media conference on Monday, Dustin Poirier opened up about his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 178 and echoed the same sentiment that he has ever since the fight was announced. Namely that he lets his hands do his talking.
“He says all this, and then I beat him up. It’s great for me,” Poirier said when asked about McGregor’s infamous trash-talking prior to a fight.
Poirier continued by saying that the Irishman will not affect his psyche before the fight.
“People are attracted to him. They love to see him talk. Love the hype and watch him fight after he talks all this to see if he can back it up, but that’s not me. Some guys are like that. I can show him better than I can tell him kind of deal. I don’t feel like I need to hype it up. We’re going to fight. If I feel like I need to say something, I will say it. I am not going to bite my tongue but I am also not going to go overboard and focus on trash-talk. It doesn’t affect me as a fighter or as a person.”
When asked if he thought McGregor’s skills were legitimate, Poirier did praise his opponent.
“I don’t think a guy from Ireland gets to this level and gets this much hype about him by accident. He’s had some good highlight finishes in Ireland and stuff like that.”
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