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‘Don’t say motherf*cker’: Hear what set Makhachev, Poirier off in fiery UFC 302 staredown

Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier dialed up the heat for UFC 302. Ahead of their lightweight title showdown, Makhachev and Poirier traded barbs at Thursday’s pre-fight press conference. However, it wasn’t until their post-presser staredown that things really got chippy, as the reigning UFC lightweight champion and Poirier engaged in fiery back-and-forth before ultimately being

‘Don’t say motherf*cker’: Hear what set Makhachev, Poirier off in fiery UFC 302 staredown

Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier dialed up the warmth for UFC 302.

Forward of their light-weight title showdown, Makhachev and Poirier traded barbs at Thursday’s pre-fight press convention. Nevertheless, it wasn’t till their post-presser staredown that issues actually obtained chippy, because the reigning UFC light-weight champion and Poirier engaged in fiery back-and-forth earlier than in the end being pulled aside by safety.

Hear Makhachev and Poirier’s heated dialog in full beneath.

“I’m going to knock you out on Saturday,” Poirier mentioned after some preliminary confusion about Makhachev’s feedback.

“How?” replied the UFC light-weight champ.

“Sleep,” mentioned Poirier. “I’m going to sleep cease you.”

“You’re going to be diving for my legs, praying,” Poirier continued. “You’re going to be diving for my legs. You’re going to be laying and praying, that’s what you’re going to be doing.”

“Fall asleep, motherf*cker,” Poirier added.

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“Don’t say motherf*cker to me,” Makhachev mentioned, turning again angrily.

“Fall asleep, motherf*cker,” Poirier repeated.

“Don’t say motherf*cker,” Makhachev repeated.

The 2 then engaged in a tense trade earlier than being separated.

“I’ve respect for you, brother. However don’t get in my face like that,” Poirier mentioned. “We’re going to struggle.”

UFC 302 takes place June 1 on the Prudential Heart in Newark, N.J.

Makhachev, 32, seeks to tie the UFC’s all-time document for consecutive light-weight title defenses along with his third protection of the belt.

Poirier, 35, vies for undisputed UFC gold for the third — and maybe closing — time of his profession after beforehand falling quick towards Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira.

Watch the whole UFC 302 pre-fight press convention and faceoffs beneath.

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