NEWARK, N.J. – The principle and co-main occasion for UFC 302 acquired to throw verbal jabs at one another in particular person, because the 4 fighters answered questions from the media at Thursday’s pre-fight press convention.

Islam Makhachev, Dustin Poirier, Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa participated on the presser. Surprisingly, Strickland and Costa had been essentially the most cordial to one another, whereas Makhachev and Poirier had rigidity rising.

Beneath are one of the best quotes from the headliners of UFC 302. You may also checkout the complete presser within the video above.

Islam Makhachev

Makhachev on desirous to submit Poirier with a guillotine choke:

“I’ve to (submit him with a guillotine) as a result of his guillotine is all the time wanting dangerous, . He makes a joke in regards to the guillotine, so I’ve to point out him methods to do it proper.”

Makhachev on on-line accusations of staph an infection:

“Don’t fear guys. I had an excellent coaching camp and nothing bothered me. I will likely be prepared, one hundred pc, on Saturday evening.”

Dustin Poirier

Poirier on Makhachev’s validity to No. 1 pound-for-pound rating:

“We’re going to search out out Saturday. He’s pound-for-pound No. 1, present world champion. It looks like it to me, however I’ll discover out, and I’ll be the choose of that.”

Poirier plans to dethrone Makhachev:

“I’m going to pry the belt out of your fingers on Saturday evening.”

Sean Strickland

Strickland on desirous to beat up Costa:

“I don’t know the way a lot secret juice Paulo has, however the one shot you could have is you higher get f*cking fortunate. You higher hope that God is in your favor as a result of I’m going to f*cking beat your f*cking d*ck into the dust. However don’t fear, I’m not going to f*ck you want Izzy did.”

Strickland on his title loss to Dricus Du Plessis:

“The entire world is aware of that I beat Dricus. I went to f*cking Canada and I acquired robbed in that soiled f*cking nation – not the folks, however the authorities. I believe Justin Treaudou’s little f*cking child nuts contaminated the judges one way or the other as a result of I acquired f*cked. I’m going to beat Costa, and I’m going to win that belt again.”

Paulo Costa

Costa recommends a accomplice for Strickland:

“Hey, Sean. I believe you want a spouse in your life. This man wore this white shirt for the entire week. You want a spouse. I don’t know if you’re married or not, however a girlfriend will assist you numerous.”

Costa on how he matches up in opposition to Strickland:

“I’ve a extra well-rounded preventing (type). I’ve kicks and I may even deliver this struggle to the bottom. I believe he’s extra fundamental. I believe he’s superb at what he does, which is transfer foward, however I’ve my instruments. I’ll present you on Saturday.”

Press convention faceoffs

Try the faceoffs between Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa, and Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier beneath.