Conor McGregor Predicts He'll Finish Dustin Poirier Even Quicker This Time
Jan 15 2021
However, at 32-years-old, time is of the essence for McGregor to maximize his spell as a top tier competitor in the UFC - and White wants to see what the Irishman can add to his already impressive legacy.
Early on Friday in the U.S. tickets went on sale for UFC 257 in which McGregor will rematch Poirier nearly seven years after their first meeting. He knocked out Cerrone in just 40 seconds. I want to be bleeding in the first minute of the first round, "said the American, to 'This Past Weekend'".
During his first fight with Poirier, McGregor's stock was on the rise. During the interview, McGregor also dropped a major hint about his future plans after UFC 257. I spoke with Diego face to face about it, and being the great human being that he is, we hit it off.
The Irishman boasts a 22-4 professional record, and is a former UFC Featherweight champion. Since then, the athlete remains in the lightweight elite and has even won the interim division title.
"I've seen the social media, but my conversations with Conor... That fight's always going to be there". "I'm at my best in competition".
Demonstrating Abu Dhabi's readiness to revive tourism in 2021, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the return of fans for the historic UFC FIGHT ISLAND Triple Header on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, which will take place from January 16th - 24th. "So I would like to put that stint in". UFC fans have been begging for a rubber match between McGregor and Nate Diaz.
The expectation is that Poirier-McGregor will play out on the feet, as it did when they squared off in 2014.
"Because, we have plenty of examples of Muay Thai fighters, who turn professional in worldwide boxing, and they are eligible to fight for the title". "Now I've committed to lightweight, which has allowed options to flourish". "I would love to be in the mix with it". If one side wants it and the other doesn't, it's not going to happen. He's back to Conor McGregor. The trilogy seems to be in the works. Talk of the pair fighting in a boxing rules contest is nothing new, as McGregor said 12 months ago that he had held positive talks with the Filipino fighter. That being said, it will be interesting to see if he can entice the champ to fight again. The reason being we fought at 170 twice. But, if there's belts and titles and loftier things on the line, I'm certain a 155-pound challenge with Nate would be something.
If the UFC and McGregor continue to work on the same page, 2021 could turn out to be one of the most important years of the Irish superstar's career.