UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier says he’d be a ‘bum’ if he couldn’t KO Jake Paul in since deleted tweets ahead of Conor McGregor fight

Dustin Poirier has gotten his wish and now has the chance to win his series of fights against Conor McGregor.

The UFC superstars will collide for a third time on July 10 at UFC 264 with the scores 1-1 between them.

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are going to do it again at UFC 264

McGregor is by far and away the biggest draw in the history of the sport and his reputation doesn’t want another knockout loss.

The first-ever double champion in UFC history needs the victory, but Poirier showed at UFC 257 he is incredibly dangerous and might even be the favourite to win the match.

While Poirier represents a fierce opponent for McGregor, YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul also wants a crack at the Irishman.

He’ll face former UFC star Ben Askren on April 17 and if Paul wins, he has always maintained he will chase a fight with McGregor.

The Irishman hasn’t bit to any of Paul’s desperate attempts to get his attention thus far, but now Paul is saying he will target Poirier if The Diamond can defeat McGregor again.

Dustin Poirier did not play when Jake Paul’s name was brought up

When asked about that prospect on Twitter, Poirier did not mince his words.

“Also while Im at it if i can’t get Jake Paul outta there in 3 rounds im a bumb [sic].”

A fan tweeted: “Why is Jorge friends with him after Jake called you a bum fighter?”

He said: “Ask Jorge what he thinks will happen if I put them paws on Jake.”

Poirier has now deleted those tweets.

Jake Paul and Ben Askren will face off on April 17, but he is still targeting Conor McGregor

Paul, for what it’s worth, is very confident about handling renowned grappler Askren in a boxing ring.

He told ESPN: “Go Google Ben Askren’s striking.

“Hahaha. It’s not going to go that long, it’s not going to go that long.

“I don’t even think he’ll hit me. I haven’t been hit one time in the face in my past two fights.

“So I haven’t even been punched as pro boxer one time. Nate Robinson landed one body shot in a clinch.

“I don’t think Ben Askren will even hit me. That’s my prediction.”

Source: Sport

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