01 Jan Video: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are ‘ready for war’ in first promo released ahead of UFC 257 rematch
Six years ago, Conor McGregor proved his hype was all too real when he dismantled Dustin Poirier inside one round to take another step closer to featherweight supremacy. He would go onto claim the undisputed title at 145 pounds before then becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously after conquering the lightweight division as well.
As for Poirier, his loss to McGregor ultimately served as motivation as he eventually moved up to 155 pounds where he’s been a stalwart at the top of the rankings ever since. He’s since earned career defining wins over Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez and Max Holloway while becoming interim lightweight champion.
Now six years after they first met, Poirier will look to avenge his loss while McGregor seeks to begin his 2021 campaign with another win as they clash in the UFC 257 main event. In anticipation of that card on Jan. 23, the UFC released the first trailer for Poirier vs. McGregor 2 as they get ready for war at the start of the New Year.