A lot has changed since that time. For starters, that bout was contested at featherweight and neither man has competed at 145 pounds in years. McGregor has become the biggest star in MMA and is a former UFC “champ-champ,” while Poirier is a fan favorite and a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion.
“He’s technically good. He’s [got] good hands, he’s tough, he’s durable and he sets a pace. I think it’s a combination of those things that’s allowed him to have that success. But he always gets rocked in every fight.
“People don’t punch like Conor. His opponents don’t punch like Conor. All Conor needs is a split second. A half an inch to see the shot, and once he bangs the shot, you’re going to be out. You’re going to be on wobbly legs, and if you’re on wobbly legs, it will be the next one that finishes you.”
ufc 257 Conor vs Poirier. will take place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The card will feature a women’s flyweight scrap between Jessica Eye and Joanna Calderwood. Exciting featherweight bruisers will collide as Shane Burgos goes one-on-one with Hakeem Dawodu.
The Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier re-match is officially happening as per the Notorious One’s latest tweet. With 2-division champion is all set to come out of retirement for the third time to face Poirier in the octagon on December 12, 2020. But the point to be noted here is, this is not a UFC fight. Rather this fight will take place under Conor McGregor’s very own,