‘Fighting Is Easy to Me’- Conor McGregor All Set for Dustin Poirier Trilogy

Published 05/05/2021, 2:59 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor has a lot at stake in his return match against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The former two-weight world champion, who suffered a second-round TKO, was stopped for the first time in his career at UFC 257. 

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Although McGregor started the fight well, he had no answer to Poirier’s calf kicks that found their target early and often. As the fight went on, the damage of the calf kicks started piling on and severely compromised McGregor’s ability to be elusive. As a result, he was at the receiving end of a barrage of punches from Poirier, which ultimately was the end of the fight for ‘The Notorious’. 

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Conor McGregor hypes up fans just under two months out from his UFC return

The Irish superstar took to Twitter to react to a fan’s ranking of his best fights ever. The tweet stated,

 “Top 5 Conor Mcgregor’s best performances

5: Conor Mcgregor vs Dennis Siver

4: Conor Mcgregor vs Dustin Poirier 1

3: Conor Mcgregor vs Donald Cerrone

2: Conor Mcgregor vs Jose Aldo 

1: Conor Mcgregor vs Eddie Alvarez” 

 ‘The Notorious’ replied, “Interesting” and then followed it up with a few photos and videos, hyping fans up for his return later this year. McGregor tweeted, “Fighting is easy to me.”

The former two-division champion followed that up with a clip of him capturing gold at UFC 205 with the caption, “This easy.”

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McGregor has a lot on his hands as he prepares for his upcoming match. ‘The Notorious’ has a lot of areas he needs to address if he wants to get the desired results. Social media posts suggest that the Irish fighter is still in Dubai, where he has been since UFC 257. It does not appear as though he has been joined by his coaches, John Kavanagh and Owen Roddy, among others. 

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Meanwhile, Poirier is currently in Florida where his team American Top Team is based. This suggests that ‘The Diamond’ might have started his training camp in full swing, whereas ‘The Notorious’ might not have started it yet. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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