After the unfortunate ending to UFC 264, Dustin Poirier claimed that Conor McGregor was hurling death threats at the former interim lightweight champion and a video has since surfaced backing that up.
Poirier and McGregor met for the third time in the main event of Saturday night’s card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After a competitive opening stretch of action, Poirier took a huge chunk of momentum for the second half of the opening round, mostly on top of McGregor on the ground landing big shots. When they got back to their feet, both fighters engaged, coming up short on striking attempts. McGregor then took a step back and his leg snapped which caused the end of the fight.
During the post-fight press conference, Poirier stated that McGregor, while lying on the mat with his leg in a splint, was going “to murder” him.
On Sunday night, an alternate angled video was released on Twitter showing McGregor shouting at Poirier before his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. While all the verbiage was not simple to hear, it seems that McGregor did, in fact, threaten Poirier.
NEW alternate angle of Conor McGregor threatening to kill Dustin and Jolie Poirier “in their sleep” and makes gun sign to his head:— Out Of Context MMA (@oocmma) July 12, 2021
“In your sleep you’re getting it, in your sleep you’re dead, you and your Mrs, it ain’t over” pic.twitter.com/r6nmjZAjQb
While the tweet claims that McGregor also threatened Poirier’s wife Jolie, it’s not clear that’s actually the case. The former two-division champion stated multiple times, “In your sleep, you’re getting it,” and that the rivalry “ain’t over.”
Poirier agrees with that sentiment as well, saying that he will fight McGregor again “whether it’s in the octagon or on the sidewalk.” Poirier also said that McGregor said a lot of other things in the build to the trilogy fight that he hopes gets shown to the public.
“Conor said some nasty stuff that didn’t make it on Embedded, and maybe when this behind the scenes for this fight airs you’ll see him on the ground still saying some real bad stuff,” Poirier said during the UFC 264 post-fight press conference. “But even that stuff being said, I don’t wish serious harm like that on nobody.
“The guy’s got kids. I want him to go home safe to his family. I pray before these fights, every time before I walk through the octagon door I’m praying that not for me to win. I’m praying that we both get out of this cause I know what I’m going to try to do to him and I know what he’s going to try to do to me.”