‘If Conor McGregor Loses This Where Does He Go?’- Tyson Fury Comments on Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Trilogy

Published 02/25/2021, 11:04 PM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor took on a gigantic risk by taking on Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in his comeback to the UFC. ‘The Notorious’ was back in the octagon, against arguably one of the best 155-pound fighters in the world right now. 

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There was a lot on the line for both men. For Poirier, it was the chance to establish himself as a top-tier fighter and to avenge his loss against the former champion. ‘The Diamond’ executed the game plan perfectly and was able to secure an impressive win over ‘The Notorious’ at UFC 257. 

Since then there has been a lot of talk of an immediate rematch, given that both men have one win apiece. It is something that Dana White has said that the UFC is keen on making, and if it should happen, it will take place in the summer this year.

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Tyson Fury gives his thoughts on Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3

In a recent interview, Brett Okamoto of ESPN asked Tyson Fury what he made of the third fight between McGregor and Poirier and how he fancied Conor’s chances in a third fight. 

The Gypsy King’ said, “Most definitely yes. Because he’s been in the ring now, he’s been active. He’s had that training camp, he’s going to have another training camp, bit more activity. I think he’ll get focused and do what he has got to do in the rematch. When it is a make-or-break fight, which this one will be, this will be the icing on the cake.

If he loses this one, then where does he go from there? But if he wins it, he’s back up there. So I think he thrives under pressure like that. And provided he has a good training camp and gets to the ring injury-free, he should do okay.”

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The third fight against Dustin could define McGregor’s UFC career. If he were to triumph, he would win the trilogy against the best lightweight in the world right now. Furthermore, it would catapult him back to the top of the division. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland 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)

However, if he loses the fight, it would mean that he would be 1-3 in the lightweight division. A loss against Poirier in the third fight could be crippling for Conor McGregor and his career.

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But from the Nate Diaz fight at UFC 202, fans would do well to remember that ‘The Notorious’ performs best when all the cards are stacked against him. Also, activity, more training camps, and hunger would do him a world of good and a combat legend in Tyson Fury believes that. What do you make of the same?

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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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