The intensity has been building as the lightweight trilogy bout approaches, and after making weight Friday morning at official weigh-ins, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) and McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) came face-to-face one last time before sharing the octagon.
After McGregor attempted to kick Poirier during their press conference staredown, UFC president Dana White took no risks in allowing the pair to get physical. He was on guard for the staredown, but both athletes were still locked as they gave a last look.
Dana White made sure Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor kept their distance during the final #UFC264 faceoff.
Will it be 💎 or 🇮🇪 in the trilogy? pic.twitter.com/XCn6v4obIt
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) July 10, 2021
Check out the video above to see the Poirier vs. McGregor ceremonial weigh-in staredown ahead of UFC 264.
UFC 264 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
The event will mark the rubber match between the two lightweight contenders after McGregor won the first meeting by first-round TKO at UFC 178 in September 2014, with Poirier taking the rematch by second-round TKO at UFC 257 in January.