Find out what was said in the discussion between Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier ahead of UFC 302

The fighters had an intense moment the first time they came face to face

I. Makhachev faces D. Poirier in the UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

The long-awaited face-off between Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier raised curiosity among MMA fans. The scene that occurred after the press conference for the UFC 302 promoted intense discussion among the protagonists of this Saturday's event (1). The fighters exchanged barbs and set the tone of the confrontation.

“I’m going to knock you out on Saturday. You'll be trying to grab my legs. Will pray to make it. You go to sleep, motherfucker*,” said Poirier.

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Immediately, Makhachev showed discomfort with the insults uttered by his opponent.

“Don’t call me a son of a bitch”, he replied.

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No UFC 302, Islam is looking to add his third title defense. The Russian has led the lightweight division (up to 70,3kg) since the end of 2022.

The clash is of great importance for Poirier. The challenge marks the athlete's third attempt to take over the division's throne.

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