Conor McGregor didn’t come after Dustin Poirier this week during media events for UFC 178.

There was no tussle off a stage like Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

Instead, McGregor let it be known that he prefers to just remain in a secondary role ahead of competing. He’ll face Poirier in a key UFC 178 contest next month from Las Vegas.

“I’m over here conducting business and I don’t really care about anything else,” said McGregor, during one of the media events (thanks to for the quotes). “This is who I am. I like to look good and whoop ass. It’s what I do best.

“I’m not trying to be nobody but me and on September 27, I’ll rip Dustin’s head clean off. It makes no difference that it’s a little pea head.”

McGregor (15-2) returned from a lengthy layoff recently, defeating Diego Brandao in his native country of Ireland. He’ll meet Poirier (16-3), who has won eight of 10 inside the Octagon, in a key featherweight affair.

“Dustin’s all talk,” McGregor said. “Dustin thinks it’s all talk, but when he wakes up with his nose plastered on the side of his face, he’s going to know it’s not all talk.”