Conor McGregor and bitter rival Dustin Poirier make the weight for trilogy fight


Conor McGregor and bitter rival Dustin Poirier make the weight for trilogy fight as Irishman comes good on his promise to add a pound to his frame ahead of crunch decider

  • Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have weighed in ahead of their fight 
  • The two men will meet in the Octagon for the third time in a deciding bout 
  • McGregor won the first meeting while Poirier took a TKO victory back in January 











Conor McGregor and his bitter rival Dustin Poirier have now weighed in ahead of their eagerly awaited deciding trilogy showdown.

Both UFC superstars made the weight and will go head-to-head once again inside the Octagon on Sunday night.

Both fighters have been trading ugly insults for several weeks in the build up to the bout, and clashed on Thursday during the public press conference.

McGregor, dressed in a garish purple suit, was seen attempting to kick-out at his foe before being shoved away by UFC chief Dana White.

Conor McGregor has now weighed in ahead of his deciding trilogy clash with Dustin Poirier

McGregor came good on his promise to weigh in at a pound heavier than his opponent

McGregor came good on his promise to weigh in at a pound heavier than his opponent

The Irishman looked calm and composed as he posed for the masses of photographers

The Irishman looked calm and composed as he posed for the masses of photographers

At the weigh-in, however, McGregor brought a much more tranquil nature.

The Irishman could be seen entering the area looking calm and content, before quickly changing and stepping up to the scale and beginning to pose for the gathered photographers.

The weigh-in revealed that McGregor had been true to his promise that he would come in a pound heavier than Poirier, after saying he would not be making championship weight.

McGregor, 32, met Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas on Thursday during a heated press conference

McGregor, 32, met Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas on Thursday during a heated press conference

McGregor’s demeanour ahead of their UFC 257 showdown was questioned by fans, with some claiming McGregor had lost his ‘edge’ after showing sportsmanlike conduct with Poirier. 

McGregor has prided himself on making ‘championship weight’ for non-championship bouts. 

In the UFC, leniency is given to fighters in non-title fights, namely that they can weigh in one pound heavier than the limit. But McGregor regularly weighs in at title-fight weight, opining that it reflects his ‘professionalism’.

However, the Irishman defiantly said this would not be the case for UFC 264, and that he will weigh in at 156 pounds at Friday’s weigh in. He carried through with his pledge.

‘It was nice to showcase that my cardiovascular abilities are improving but there will be none of that in this fight,’ he had told BT Sport. 

‘There is nothing being given for free here, there were a lot of freebies in the last fight.. 155lb on the scale, that’s going to be 156lb on this scale.

Poirier  said that McGregor's attitude has changed because 'he got knocked the f*** out'

Poirier  said that McGregor’s attitude has changed because ‘he got knocked the f*** out’

The mind games have naturally already begun, with McGregor being sure to taunt his rival on Thursday when the duo squared off for the cameras.

‘You’re getting walked like a dog in that octagon on Saturday night!’, McGregor exclaimed.

‘You’re only a little b****. Your wife is your husband.

‘You’re only a little b**** of a thing, a silly little hillbilly. Jolie’s wife! You little b**** of a thing.’ 

The audience in attendance in Sin City responded well to McGregor’s taunts, but Poirier – who admitted to being rattled by his rival when they met in 2014 – was left unimpressed by McGregor’s comments.

‘You used to be a lot better than that,’ Poirier said. ‘The trash talk was a lot better than that. F***ing weak.’