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Conor McGregor Tries To Kick Dustin Poirier During Heated Face-Off

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Conor McGregor Tries To Kick Dustin Poirier During Heated Face-Off

Conor McGregor is clearly amped up ahead of his showdown with Dustin Poirier.

The two are due to step into the octagon this weekend for the final match in their trilogy saga at UFC 264 and emotions are high.

That couldn't be truer for McGregor, who was so charged up that he tried to kick his opponent during a photo opportunity.

The two stood face-to-face on stage at at T-Mobile Arena, with UFC President Dana White separating the two.

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While it was all meant to be for show, The Irishman, who was in a very dramatic fighting stance, couldn't contain his excitement and tried to boot Poirier.

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Credit: PA

McGregor was promptly escorted away and a security guard was meant to keep him at bay. It's no surprise the showdown escalated to that point after the wild press conference.

Straight from the first whistle, McGregor came out with the aim of getting under his rival's skin and started off proceedings by pouring Poirier's own brand of hot sauce out on the stage.

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It wasn't long before he got a below-the-belt chant ringing around the arena aimed at Poirier's wife.

"Your wife is your husband, you're only a little b***h of a thing, a silly little hillbilly," McGregor said.

He then started chanting 'Jolie's wife, Jolie's wife, Jolie's wife'.

But Poirier fired right back, saying: "You used to be better than that, your trash talking used to be better than that. F***ing weak."

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The former dual-division UFC champion interrupted Poirier mid-sentence and produced a couple of classic one-liners himself.

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Credit: PA

"I'm gonna dance on your head," the Irishman said at one point. "I'm gonna go through his head, put holes in him and take it off his shoulders, that's the goal. He's done here. This is it for him. This is the end of the road for him.

"Saturday night he's getting walked around that octagon like a dog and put to sleep."

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Dana White seemingly enjoyed the wild antics and reckons Conor will be hungry for the win to restore his reputation.

"He's got the money. When you think about it, I'm a huge Rocky fan. This feels like Rocky 3. When you get off a 310-foot yacht, you know what I mean? You're living that good life," White said.

"It's tough to be a savage when you're living like he lives and has the money like he has. On his way up, he was a young, hungry kid, and he didn't have any money and he wanted nice things.

"He wanted nice suits, nice cars, nice houses. He has everything he ever wanted. I don't know. It goes this way or that way."

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Topics: SPORT, Conor Mcgregor, Entertainment

Stewart Perrie
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