Dustin Poirier shares a rude reaction to Conor McGregor backing him to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 302

Dustin Poirier recently a rude reaction to Conor McGregor’s prediction of him securing a stoppage victory over Islam Makhachev at UFC 302. ‘The Diamond’ is set to battle the reigning lightweight champion in the main event, scheduled for this Saturday (June 1) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Dustin Poirier has consistently asserted throughout the lead-up to this fight that he possesses superior striking skills compared to Makhachev, and he is confident that this will be evident on Saturday night. His longstanding rival, McGregor, has also forecasted that the former interim lightweight champion possesses all the necessary skills to knock out the Dagestani.

During a live stream for Duelbits on KICK last month, ‘The Notorious’ discussed Makhachev’s vulnerabilities and his knockout defeat to Adriano Martins at UFC 192 in 2015. He predicted a similar outcome against Poirier at UFC 302:

“I think Dustin does him, knocks him out. I think the things that Makhachev does wrong, the things he’s not good at, he fumbles over his feet usually early on and falls into shots. He’s been knocked out by a back check hook from a southpaw before inside the UFC, and that’s one of Dustin’s best shots. If Dustin’s ever going to do it, it’ll be this time.”

Check out Conor McGregor’s comments below:

In a recent interview with Jon-Bernard Kairouz, ‘The Diamond’ was questioned about McGregor’s endorsement of him. Poirier replied:

“Man, f**k him.”

Check out Dustin Poirier’s comment below:

The upcoming event signifies Poirier’s third endeavor to claim the undisputed title. The 35-year-old American is resolute in avoiding a fate reminiscent of his submission losses against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in 2019 and Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 in 2021.

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