Conor McGregor Pumped Up For Trilogy Fight Against Dustin Poirier

Published 04/17/2021, 11:22 AM EDT


Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are all set for their blockbuster clash at UFC 264 on July 10. A trilogy fight that has so many things at stake for both lightweight behemoths.

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Dana White has already clarified that it will be the headliner fight with a 20,000 capacity crowd in attendance. A fight of this magnitude has already received enough hype, and surely there is more to come.

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‘The Notorious’ McGregor and ‘The Diamond’ are leaving no stones unturned, whether it’s their training or social media reach. McGregor has taken to Twitter to show his determination on what he believes.

He said, ” I know what makes me feel good, and I know what makes me feel bad. So I do what makes me feel good, and I avoid what makes me feel bad. Happiness 101.” 

McGregor had recently announced that the fight is off and Poirier could search for another fighter. But Dana White put all the clouds of confusion to rest after his recent tweet, where he confirmed the trilogy bout.

With the recent retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Poirier was all set for the lightweight title bout. But instead, he chose McGregor to end theor rivalry once and for all, which stands at 1-1.

Both had met first at UFC 178 in 2014 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas. The fight belonged to ‘The Notorious’ McGregor as he beat Poirier via first-round TKO.

Both had to wait 7 long years for their rematch as Poirier avenged his loss against McGregor in a second-round TKO. This was the first time that Irishman lost via knockout ever in his career. The fight took place at UFC 257 earlier this year.

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier-road to their final showdown

McGregor (22-5) lately has a mixed bag of results. He has won and lost 3 pieces each in his last 6 fights. Prior to that, he was soaring at 19-2.

His latest fight as mentioned above was a rematch loss against Poirier. Prior to that, he won against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on 18 January 2020 in a welterweight bout. He thus became the first UFC fighter to have knockout finishes in welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight division.

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‘The Diamond’ (27-6, 1 NC) has lost once in his last 7 fights. Prior to his TKO win over McGregor, he beat Dan Hooker in a back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision in June 2020. His last loss was against ‘The Eagle’ where he lost via rear-naked choke in the third round at UFC 242 in 2019.

The trilogy fight will pit two masters of the game fighting to gain bragging rights. And the winner is surely going to challenge for the lightweight title soon after. Who do you think will come out victorious?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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