UFCF: McGregor gets to grips in grappling session
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Conor McGregor sounds hellbent on turning around the disappointment of UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight this weekend. The duo will battle it out on Sunday and go into the highly-anticipated clash with a win-a-piece.
Ahead of the fight, Conor McGregor told his website The MacLife that training for UFC 264 has been different to how he prepared to face Poirier last time out.
He said: “[We] just focused on mixed martial arts, first of all. It was an 85 per cent camp for boxing [before UFC 257]; for Manny Pacquiao, that’s how the fight came about.
“It was going to be a charity event, not even under the UFC banner. It was just because he was a southpaw, and I felt a bit of pity for him and whatnot, so I’d help him out. And that’s it.
“It went the way it went, and I got a setback in there, but setbacks are a beautiful thing.
“Defeat is the secret ingredient to success, I say, and it’s put me right where I need to be.”
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McGregor also sent a final statement of intent towards Poirier, warning the 32-year-old that he’s going to ‘kill’ him on Sunday.
“He’s a corpse, a dead body, a blank face that’s going to get his ass whooped and taken out on a stretcher,” McGregor explained.
“Every shot I have thrown in this camp is a kill shot, so that’s it. I’m going to kill this man.
“Just a slaughter and a play with a scared little boy. He’s fighting scared like he always does, like they always do against me.
“So now I’m going to play with the little boy, play with me food, and then just devour it.”
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How to listen to UFC 264 radio coverage
Fans in the UK staying up until the early hours to catch the fight this weekend could have a big day in store.
There’s a pretty big game of football going on later in the day that viewers will want to be well-rested for.
If you’re braving the night, though, you can tune into live radio coverage of McGregor vs Poirier 3 on BBC Radio 5 Live – for free.
Fans can also listen to the fight via the BBC Sounds app if they’re more about the digital life.
BBC are advertising their live broadcast on Radio 5 Live for 3am on Sunday morning.
The preview description reads:
“Live commentary of Conor McGregor’s much anticipated 3rd fight with American Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
“Coverage of this fight, and the whole card with John Gooden, Jack Shore and Nick Peet.”
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