‘I’m coming back to put you in a box…I’m sending you off this earth’: Conor McGregor issues stark warning to longtime rival Dustin Poirier as pair talk FOURTH UFC fight, with Irishman returning next year
- Conor McGregor is expected to return to UFC action next year
- He’s been out of the octagon since he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier
- The duo have locked horns three times and could have a fourth fight
- They have traded barbs and it could be the Irishman’s comeback
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier could be on a collision course for a fourth fight after the old rivals exchanged barbs on social media.
McGregor, who hasn’t been in action since breaking his leg in their trilogy fight last July, responded to “Diamond,” who asked, “You’re done filming Roid House and ready to be beaten around again!” ?’
The Irishman replied: ‘Ye I’m in Amsterdam jacked like damn. You’re not just hurt my friend. You were scared hurt, don’t forget it.
Conor McGregor was beaten twice by Dustin Poirier last year and broke his leg in July
The lightweight has grown bigger during his time away from the octagon since his injury
‘I’m coming back to put you in a box. Full of it. I send you from this earth. permanently. Keep waiting at the road house too, friend, and the lady will love it.’
McGregor is recovering from his injury after having a metal plate inserted during surgery last year while also filming a remake of the movie ‘Road House’ with Jake Gyllenhaalll.
Poirier is currently in hospital and shared a post on his Instagram saying, “Day two in hospital, it’s getting serious.”
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later reported, “Poirier told me it’s staph (infection), but he hasn’t responded to antibiotics in the past 24 hours. I’m having further blood tests now, hopefully I’ll get some answers today.’
McGregor is rehabilitating his leg and is expected to make a comeback next year
Commenting on that news, McGregor posted, “Heal dirty knickers quick,” and later, “Poirier spread it around ahahhaahahah he’s a goner.”
Poirier will aim to recover quickly and return to training after beating Michael Chandler by submission in their UFC 281 clash last month.
A fourth fight against McGregor would be one for the fans to enjoy given their trilogy’s unsatisfactory resolution.
The Louisiana native comfortably beat the Dubliner in their rematch before the broken leg ended the third fight, even though Poirier had been on top up to that point.
Debate has circulated over who McGregor could make his comeback fight with Chandler pushing hard for it.
But Poirier would make sense and appeal to both McGregor and the UFC.
The Irishman has built up a lot of muscle mass, so it remains to be seen if he can reach the lightweight limit.
Poirier (right) defeated Michael Chandler in his last fight in New York last month