Covington predicts Conor McGregor will 'spark' Poirier out in first round and brands UFC star 'bitch' in stunning rant

COLBY COVINGTON has launched a stunning rant against Dustin Poirier, insisting his UFC 257 opponent Conor McGregor will 'spark' him out, and called the interim lightweight champ a 'bitch'.

Covington was a former team mate of Poirier after they trained at American Top Team in Florida, until he clashed with members of the gym including Poirier and Jorge Masvidal.

And he didn't hold back on his predictions for the main event on January 23.

“All I gotta say guys is make sure you guys got the Kleenex ready at the press conference,” Covington said on Submission Radio.

“Cause you know Dustin Sore-ier is going to break down on the mic.

“He’s gonna cry to the world, get everyone to feel sympathy and feel bad for him. He’s going to get sparked again in the first round ’cause he’s completely washed up and has no chin anymore and no heart.

"It’s not going to be competitive. I think Conor’s just going to spark him in the first round.”

McGregor and Poirier have locked horns in the Octagon before – at UFC 178 in 2014.

On that night, 'Notorious' destroyed Poirier in the first round of that affair.

"However, the pair are at different points in their career, with Poirier winning the interim lightweight title back in June and McGregor only fighting once in two years.

But Covington isn't giving Poirier a chance – calling his former pal a 'bitch' as he continued his rant.

“Just get the Kleenex ready, cause Dustin’s gonna be crying up a storm at the press conference and get everybody to feel bad for him," Covington said.

"'Wah-wah, feel bad for me, I didn’t accomplish my dream.’ Yeah, ’cause you’re a bitch. You didn’t work hard enough for it.

"What is up with society these days? People think everybody should get a participation trophy. Dustin needs his safe space. Go to your safe space, Dustin.”

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