Conor McGregor will knock out Dustin Poirier.
So says former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre, who expects “Infamous” to win the UFC 264 Pay-Per-View (PPV) Predominant Occasion on July tenth on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, Nevada emerges.
“I believe McGregor is excellent at rematches and I believe he’ll take the win,” stated St-Pierre on the Tristar Gymnasium YouTube channel (transcribed by MMA Junkie). “I believe he’ll most likely win within the second spherical. A knockout. “
St-Pierre’s long-time coach Firas Zahabi speaks out in favor of Poirier.
“I’ll symbolize Poirier instantly,” stated Zahabi. “At 155, McGregor’s energy will not be the identical because it was once, and he has to do 5 laps. I believe Poirier confirmed in bout # 2 that he was sensible sufficient to take down McGregor within the later rounds. I believe Poirier will take him on spherical 3 and he’ll do the identical factor as earlier than. He will kick the leg, he will damage McGregor’s leg somewhat, after which he will put his fingers on him. It is going to be a trench warfare and Poirier will imprison him. “
Poirier stopped McGregor within the UFC 257 headliner final January, a spherical of 16 knockout that avenged an earlier loss to “Infamous” at UFC 178 when each opponents have been nonetheless up and coming featherweights.
The Poirier-McGregor 3 winner is more likely to have the following simple title bout towards the newly minted 155-pound kingpin Charles Oliveira, who took the crown vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 262 earlier this yr.
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