‘He’s got good skills, but good is not enough. You can be great, but it’s still two shades off of what I am.’
Conor McGregor is undoubtedly a gifted mixed martial artist. However, his ability to dismantle an opponent outside the Octagon before a single punch is thrown is also incredibly impressive.
In the build up to UFC 178, Dustin Poirier referred to how much distaste he had for Conor McGregor on countless occasions.
The Irishman’s continuous onslaught of verbal abuse even led Poirier to admit after the bout that McGregor had indeed gotten inside his head.
‘During the lead-up, in the process to get ready for the fight, I thought he wasn’t getting in my head. But he might have been. Looking back at it now, I don’t know.
I wanted to hurt him. I was aggravated and mad all the time.’
Check out Conor McGregor exhibiting a master class in psychological warfare prior to UFC 178 in the video below;