Conor McGregor warns Dustin Poirier to "say his prayers" ahead of rematch

Conor McGregor has warned Dustin Poirier to "say his prayers" ahead of their rematch at UFC 264.

The pair will square off on July 10 as the Irishman looks for revenge after Poirier knocked him out in January.

It's the third match between them after McGregor initially beat the American back in 2014.

And McGregor is determined to reproduce that type of performance once again and insists he has "sussed" out the 32-year-old's gameplan after Poirier's barrage of leg kicks got the better of his opponent at the turn of the year.

He said on Twitter : "July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and fully!

"They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there. You’ve awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers."

McGregor is about to enter his training camp for the highly-anticipated fight after he spends some time with his family in Dubai.

Poirier is confident that he will come out on top in their trilogy, however, and he will knock out McGregor just like he did in their previous bout.

He told ESPN: “I’m going to stop Conor again. July 10, I’m going to get my hand raised. And I’m going to finish Conor McGregor again.”

Meanwhile, speculation is growing that McGregor could step into the boxing ring once again after this fight as Jake Paul hopes to take on the former UFC champion.

And the YouTuber, who improved his record to 3-0 after his KO of Ben Askren, reckons the fight could be worth $100million and would sell three million pay-per-views.

He told The Sun : "Fifty million for sure. I think right now we're at the same level of draw in the combat sports world.

"Doing the pay-per-view numbers that we just did, and I sort of carried that event on my back, when we went into that fight, Ben Askren had 500,000 followers.

"No one really knew who he was besides the UFC fans. So it's like if you put in a name like Jake Paul and Conor McGregor together, it's a massive event.

"It sells three millions pay-per-views easily at $75, so whatever the maths is there."

Source: Read Full Article