Watch the UFC 257 pre-fight press conference live stream.
Thursday's press conference is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT via the UFC's YouTube channel.
You can watch the press conference featuring the event's headliners, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as well as the co-main event of pairing of Dan Hooker and UFC-newcomer Michael Chandler in addition to UFC President Dana White.
*Refresh periodically for Fightful MMA's live tweets beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT*
McGregor on motivation for taking Poirier fight: “My love for the game, my love for the competition. Dustin has put on great performances since we last fought. I can’t wait to do it again” #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
Chandler on UFC atmosphere, fight with Hooker: “It’s great to have fans back around, it’s been over 10-months since we’ve seen these guys, Conor is dapper as always. But when I prepare for a fight, it’s not to face my opponent, it’s to face the best in the world #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
Chandler on how big this moment is: “Not only making my debut in the world’s biggest promotion but stepping into the co-main event slot on a UFC pay-per-view on a historical night, we’re gonna put on a great show” #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
McGregor on rumored cardio issues: “It’s a myth. In the first Diaz fight there were other issues but I keep coming up here, so I’m doing something right and this weekend, I’m coming to put on a masterpiece and I’m excited about it” #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
McGregor on relationship with Khabib: “I feel like what happened in the past, happened in the past... as long as we fight again, it’ll be all good. If he keeps running, we’ll have to see what happens” #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
Chandler on meeting McGregor: “He’s exactly who we thought he was. He’s a global superstar for a reason, but when that cage door closes, none of that matters. But when it comes to the man and what he’s accomplished in and out of the cage, it’s nothing short of amazing” #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
McGregor on motivation on still competing: “I feel like I’m just starting. I’m a young man with many highlights. All the money, all the belts, they come and go. I want my highlight reel to be like a movie and when I’m an old man, sit around with my kids and watch them.”#UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
Poirier on his evolvement since first McGregor fight: “I’m different not only technically but also mentally. You have to evolve to stay in the UFC and in this sport. I’m looking forward to showing my evolvement, this weekend.”#UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 21, 2021
The UFC released a condensed highlight video of this morning's presser, which you can see below!
Fightful.com will have complete results and live coverage of UFC 257 on January 23.