- Conor McGregor faces off against Dustin Poirier in the octagon on Saturday.
- Before that, the two men face off in the press conference on Thursday.
- McGregor is currently a slight underdog with +100 odds to win the fight.
LAS VEGAS - Say what you want about Conor McGregor, he’s great for those who enjoy UFC press conferences. The press conference for UFC 264, which will be headlined by McGregor’s matchup against Dustin Poirier, will kick off at 8 p.m. EST.
The press conference is where McGregor has made his money - in addition to in the octagon, of course.
First Curse Word by Conor McGregor
- F-Bomb -150
- B***H +200
- Ass +250
- Sh#T +425
McGregor’s famous mouth could get him into trouble with sports bettors, as he’s a -150 favorite to drop an F-Bomb at the press conference before any other curse word.
Will Either McGregor or Poirier Throw Something?
- No -2000
- Yes +700
It seems like the fighters are expected to be fairly well behaved in the press conference, perhaps with the assumption that McGregor is more talk than action at this point in his career.
Will McGregor and Poirier have to be Separated?
- No -600
- Yes +350
The two aren’t even expected to be separated, something that feels like it happens at half of the UFC’s press conferences these days.
Will Someone at Press Conference be Arrested
- Yes +1000
Nobody is expected to be arrested, which makes sense, because even for Conor, that would be outlandish.
We’ll see if any sparks fly at the conference itself, but let’s take a look at the odds for the fight - the focus of the evening.
McGregor vs. Poirier III Betting Analysis
Conor McGregor is the biggest star in MMA, a transcendent crossover talent whose trash talk has taken him to the top.
Dustin Poirier is a hard working, fan-favorite veteran, who has fought in the UFC for over a decade, and worked his way up to the top.
Poirier was one of the first scalps McGregor claimed on his ascent up the UFC ladder, but he got his revenge in January when he became the first person to knock out the former UFC Double Champ.
Poirier was dominant in the fight, and didn’t leave room for doubt with his performance. That said, Conor McGregor is an institution, a franchise. His fans will back him no matter what, and that creates interesting pressure on the odds boards.
This is a long way of saying that despite the knockout win in January, the odds are pretty close to even on the online sportsbooks for their upcoming matchup on Saturday.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor Betting Odds
- Dustin Poirier -120
- Conor McGregor +100
Poirier finds himself a slight betting favorite heading into the press conference, and we’ll see if he remains such after it. McGregor’s press conferences have played psychological roles in his victories before, most notably against Jose Aldo.
It will be interesting for online gambling fans to see if, should sparks fly at the press conference, the odds for the fight change in any way.