Dustin Poirier wasn’t fazed by much of Conor McGregor’s pre-fight trash-talk, but there was a repeated theme in which he took great exception.
“Conor said some nasty stuff that didn’t make it on Embedded,” Poirier told MMA Junkie at a post-fight news conference. “Maybe when the behind-the-scenes for this fight airs, you’ll see him on the ground still saying some really bad stuff. 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.
“We are going to fight again whether it’s in the octagon or on the sidewalk,” Poirier said. You don’t say the stuff he said. … My wife is solid as a rock. I’m not worried about that. That’s noise. He was saying he was going to kill me. You don’t say stuff like that – that he was going to murder me. You don’t say stuff like that. You don’t say stuff about people’s wives either, but I know that that’s zero-chance. There is a chance somebody could die. You don’t say that. You don’t wish that on anybody.”