- Poirier, nicknamed "The Diamond," is known for his durability inside the Octagon. He said he wants a dog fight with McGregor to find out "who really wants to be in there."
- Poirier also believes he is the hungrier fighter because he has no "safety net." He's likely referring to McGregor's $120M net worth and the UFC's alleged favoritism towards the Irishman.
- Based on recent history, Poirier has been more successful when the match turns into a brawl. Several fights he's won in such a manner were against champions Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Max Holloway.