‘Use a Lot of Feints’- Georges St-Pierre Has Some Golden Advice for Dustin Poirier to Beat Conor McGregor at UFC 257

Published 01/22/2021, 7:49 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada prepares to enter the Octagon prior to facing Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Georges St-Pierre spoke out on his social media platform and gave his prediction on the UFC 257 main event.  The former two-division UFC champion laid out a concrete path to victory for both the headlining lightweight fighters. Chiefly, the bout is the talk of the town as Conor McGregor making an octagon appearance often is.

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‘GSP’ let it be known that both fighters had certain attributes that could allow them to snag the victory in the massive headliner. Moreover, the bout has serious title implications going forward and the winner will be next in line to fight for gold. The divisional champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has one foot out of the door and his place atop the championship rung is in question.

Georges St-Pierre maps out the path the victory

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GSP’ made it be known that both men have a clear path to victory so long as they successfully implement their game plan. Moreover, Poirier and McGregor have competed against each other six years ago and McGregor got the better of ‘The Diamond’. Time will be the only indication as to whether their history factors into the fight.

“With UFC 257 coming this weekend guys, I am going to try to give you the best insights on the upcoming main event. Keys to victory for Conor McGregor. I believe he will need to start the fight with a lot of pressure like he always does when he wins. Use all his creativity. All his kicks,” Georges St-Pierre said. 

“Even talk to his opponent and try and bait Dustin into throwing his jab so that he can come up over the top with his favorite weapon, his left hand. That is his bread and butter right there guys. His left hand. He can throw with a lot of power and he is very accurate with it.”

Will ‘The Diamond’ shine bright at UFC 257

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St-Pierre made sure to lay out certain maneuvers that Poirier does exceedingly well. The Louisiana native values close-range exchanges, however, McGregor’s piston of a left hand is always lethal.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Poirier prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Dustin Poirier keys to victory would be, I believe, use a lot of feints and a lot of movement to make McGregor throw with a lot of power and miss. Then maybe try to wrestle him, to create scrambles. He has a very good guillotine. His best chance to win I believe will be in the later rounds.”

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The co-main event for the UFC 257 card also features a consequential lightweight match-up between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler. The structure of the card forms somewhat of a tournament bracket, adding another compelling layer.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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