McGregor vs Poirier | UFC 257 Lost first fight in 2014
Dustin Poirier is hoping to take Conor McGregor out of his comfort zone ahead of their much-anticipated rematch at UFC 257 on Saturday night.
The Notorious came out on top the last two fighters met in 2014, but The Diamond is quietly confident he can turn the tables in 2021.
“The strategy is to hurt him and put him in uncomfortable situations,” Poirier said in the lead-up to the fight in Abu Dhabi.
“Make him feel uncomfortable and make this fight into a battle of resistance.
“I’ve grown a lot [since 2014]. Both of us have grown. This fight is completely different now and we have 25 minutes to show who is the best.
“I think my maturity brings a different edge to this fight. I was a younger fighter back then. I listened to critics and opinions a lot more than now.
“Now, I don’t care about what people think or say.”