Islam Makhachev vows to make Dustin Poirier fight ‘look easy’ in final chilling message ahead of UFC 302

Islam Makhachev vows to make Dustin Poirier fight ‘look easy’ in final chilling message ahead of UFC 302

Islam Makhachev is a heavy favorite for his fight with Dustin Poirier tonight in New Jersey, and plans to show why with a dominant victory.

The UFC lightweight champion defends his record third title in the main event of UFC 302 at the Prudential Center in Newark. And some bookmakers are offering him at prices as high as -600 due to his previous dominance over perceived better opponents.

Tonight is Poirier’s last chance to win undisputed gold after two failed attempts against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira. And he’s sure to end the story in dramatic fashion to cause one of the biggest upsets in sports.

Islam Makhachev sends one final chilling message to Dustin Poirier before UFC 302

Both men made the 155-pound limit for their fight early yesterday and looked refreshed on the scales during the evening’s ceremonial weigh-in. After their press conference confrontation nearly turned violent, the two men had reconciled their differences and were much more cordial for their final meeting.

They both remained relatively calm on stage as host Joe Rogan interviewed them, with Poirier saying, “It means the world to me, New Jersey, it’s great to be here, thank you everyone, I appreciate you.” The conversation is over, Joe. It’s time to fight.

Makhachev was booed as New Jersey made clear its support for his American opponent. But he smiled and told Rogan, “I’ll show you what they mean by pound for pound, best fighter in the world.” See you tomorrow.”

Afterwards, they were both followed by UFC cameras for social media. Poirier was much more animated, saying on the promo page when asked what to expect: “Violence, every time. »

“You already know what happens when Dustin Poirier fights,” he continued. “He’s going to try to hold my legs, I’m going to try to hit his head.”

Makhachev was wide-eyed after his appearance on stage and repeated his message of proving why he is the best in the world. But he left another chilling message for Poirier and his fans when he explained how the fight would go down.

“I’m going to show you the best performance,” he began, before saying he would “make this fight easy.”

Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier settle their feud after miscommunication with a swear word

Neither man had engaged in any sort of personal trash talk as they prepared for tonight’s superfight. Promotion for the event was built around a mix of Makhachev’s generational dominance and Poirier’s quest for the elusive belt.

But everything changed abruptly during their confrontation after Thursday’s press conference. The intense moment almost ended with punches thrown after Poirier called his rival an “asshole”, which greatly offended the Russian.

It appears to be a cultural misunderstanding, with the swear word typically used during trash talk in America. During footage filmed by UFC Embedded, Makhachev accepted an apology of sorts from his rival, who had the problem explained to him by manager Ali Abdelaziz.

Poirier can be seen standing over a seated Makhachev and making his point in the video. “You know me, I would never disrespect your family in that way,” Poirier can be heard saying, before Abdelaziz points out that there is a cultural barrier due to the fact that they come from “different countries “.

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