Video Shows Conor McGregor Threatening Dustin Poirier: ‘In Your Sleep You’re Getting It’

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 12, 2021

After his victory over Conor McGregor in the UFC 264 headliner, Dustin Poirier revealed that his opponent crossed the line with some of his trash talk in the build-up to their fight.

The American Top Team product said that McGregor not only insinuated that Poirier’s wife, Jolie, attempted to reach out to him, but the Irish star also made multiple threats on his opponent’s life. The trilogy bout ended after one round when McGregor stepped awkwardly after missing a punch and broke his left leg, which prompted speculation that a fourth bout could be in store down the road.

“We are going to fight again whether it’s in the Octagon or on the sidewalk,” Poirier said at Saturday’s post-fight press conference. You don’t say the stuff he said. … My wife is solid as a rock. I’m not worried about that. That’s noise. He was saying he was going to kill me. You don’t say stuff like that – that he was going to murder me. You don’t say stuff like that. You don’t say stuff about people’s wives either, but I know that that’s zero-chance. There is a chance somebody could die. You don’t say that. You don’t wish that on anybody.”

In a video angle released on Twitter following UFC 264, it appears that McGregor continued with a similar line of trash talk after the fight. In the video, where McGregor is seated near the fence while awaiting a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, the former two-division champ can be overheard saying “In your sleep, you’re getting it … in your sleep, you’re getting it … in your sleep, you’re getting it … it ain’t over.”

The Twitter post also claims that McGregor says “You’re dead” and references “You and your Mrs.,” but the noise at the T-Mobile Arena makes it nearly impossible to confirm those comments. Poirier nonetheless heard enough from McGregor both before and after their trilogy fight to believe his rival crossed the line.

“Earlier this week, he was saying he was going to murder me and I was going to not make it home and stuff like that,” Poirier said on the ESPN+ post-fight show. “That’s what really upset me this week. Even when he was sitting there on the ground, with his busted leg, he was looking at me like, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ Like, what is wrong with you bro? This is a sport. This is a fight. We can dislike each other, but you don’t say s—t like that. I don’t play those kind of games.”

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